Mt. Pleasant man charged for explosive device found in home

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff's Office has charged a 24-year-old Mount Pleasant man with possession of a destructive device after authorities say they found an explosive device at his home.

Zachary Fasola was charged with possession of a destructive device and given a $500,000 surety bond. According to investigators, on April 5, the sheriff's office metro bomb squad responded to a home on Monaco Drive after the FBI found an explosive device in the home.

Special agents with the FBI had requested the Charleston County metro bomb squad after finding an object inside a glass jar while they were conducting a federal investigation.

Investigators say the jar was found in the closet of the master bedroom. Also in the jar were two green shotgun shells and a yellow shotgun shell, according to authorities.

Bomb technicians then entered the home and began testing on the glass jar. The technicians evaluated the tube which they describe as a 4"x1" tube with a fuse protruding from one end with the other end being sealed with the contents inside appearing to be small ball bearings.

Technicians say they recognized the object as a destructive device. The contents from the device were then collected and placed into evidence. According to an incident report, the device also contained a dark powdery substance, which was tested as an energetic material which would cause the container to rupture rapidly.

Detectives say they also located potassium nitrate, sulfur, charcoal and an unknown gray in color powder at the home.

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