BANGOR, Pa. (CBS/AP) — A Northampton County man who federal prosecutors said used a drone to drop explosives near his ex-girlfriend’s home in eastern Pennsylvania has been sentenced to five years in prison on weapons charges. Jason Muzzicato, 45, was arrested in June 2019 after authorities raided his Washington Township home and his auto shop in Bangor.
They were investigating a series of small explosions that had rattled area residents for several weeks.READ MORE: Report: Philadelphia 76ers Could Trade First Round Pick, Still Won't Sell Short On Deal For Ben Simmons
The searches turned up numerous guns and ammunition that Muzzicato wasn’t allowed to have because his ex-girlfriend had a protection from abuse order against him, authorities said. Muzzicato said he had guns in the house because he had been subject to harassment, including damage to his vehicles and those of customers at his business.READ MORE: Reading Man, Paul C. Burkert, Charged In Deadly Shooting Outside Pat's Steaks
Muzzicato denied flying the drone but eventually pleaded guilty in December to two weapons possession counts and flying an unregistered aircraft. He was sentenced Thursday.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating If Crash Is Connected To Alleged Attempted Robbery, Shooting Nearby In East Frankford
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