Morris County man sentenced to two years in prison for possessing bombs, being felon in possession of guns
NEWARK, NJ – A Morris County man was sentenced Monday in Newark Federal Court to 2 years in prison for being a felon in possession of guns, possessing bombs, and precursor materials, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.
Christopher Faschan, 31, of Landing previously pleaded guilty to information charging him with one count of unlawful possession of destructive devices and one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, Carpenito said.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, on Feb. 1, 2019, Faschan detonated the bomb in the area of Lake Lackawanna in Stanhope. On Feb. 4, 2019, law enforcement agents interviewed Faschan, who said that he had ignited the bomb. He described it as two pounds in weight and explained how he used and mixed Potassium Perchlorate, Aluminum Powder, and Tannerite to make several bombs that were in his home.
Law enforcement agents executed a court-authorized search of Faschan’s home and recovered a cache of weapons, ammunition, firearms, explosive devices and precursor materials.
In addition to the prison term, Faschan was sentenced to three years of supervised release.