From staff reports
A Franklin man is facing charges after a homemade explosive and drugs were found in his apartment Friday.
Franklin police said in a criminal complaint that they went to search for a wanted felon at the apartment of Tyler Howard, 22, in Arbor Circle, at about 4:45 p.m. Friday.
Howard allowed police to search the apartment, and police said they could smell marijuana coming from inside the residence, according to the complaint.
The bomb squad sent members with a bomb trailer to retrieve the explosive, believed to contain explosives equivalent to one stick of dynamite, and store it in a secure facility, police said.
Police obtained a warrant to search the apartment and found digital scales and other drug paraphernalia, the complaint said.
He was arraigned Friday before district judge Andrew Fish, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled Wednesday in Venango County Central Court.