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Couple charged after explosive device found near Baltimore County middle school

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Two Way Talk conversation with Sergeant Clyde Boatwright, president of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police and president of the Baltimore City School Police Union.

(Carney, MD) -- A Carroll County man is under arrest for allegedly making an explosive device that could be detonated remotely.

Police said the device was discovered near a middle school in Carney on Tuesday forcing an evacuation of the school.

Officials have taken 43-year-old Joseph Vickery into custody along with his wife 39-year-old Kristen Lee Vickery on drug charges.

Police believe Joseph Vickery planned to use a remote from a toy vehicle to set off the explosive device.

Joseph Vickery faces a number of charges including possession of a component of an explosive or incendiary device with the intent to manufacture explosives, the manufacture or possession of a destructive device, possessing explosives without a license as well as drug and weapons offenses.

The couple remains held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson.

Article contributed by source.metronetworks.com