Man who sold bomb to undercover officer sentenced in Cobb County - CBS46 News

Man who sold bomb to undercover officer sentenced in Cobb County

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COBB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A Cobb County man was sentenced Monday to serve over five years in federal prison on charges of possessing a destructive device.

According to court documents, in January 2012, Mark Young, 46,  met with an undercover officer to show a sample of what Young referred to as homemade explosives. 

In the days leading up to this, police had received information that Young had manufactured his own C4, which is a type of plastic explosive.

Young eventually met the undercover agent again in a mall parking lot and provided him an unknown substance on a paper plate. Young described the substance as being capable of making an explosion that would be similar to an M-80 explosion, according to reports.

Young added that the amount he gave to the agent could blow up a car.

On April 2, 2012, Young told the agent that he had made a new bomb. Young sold the agent the bomb for $750.

He was then arrested. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms determined that the bomb was in fact an improvised explosive device.

Young was convicted of these charges on Feb. 27, 2013, after he pleaded guilty.

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