Former Overland Park Army explosives expert pleads guilty to pos - KCTV5

Former Overland Park Army explosives expert pleads guilty to possessing unregistered explosives

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John Austin Panchalk, 42 of Overland Park, was charged in May after two M-67 fragmentation grenades that were not registered to him. (KCTV5) John Austin Panchalk, 42 of Overland Park, was charged in May after two M-67 fragmentation grenades that were not registered to him. (KCTV5)
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

A former Army explosives expert has pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of firearm devices. 

John Austin Panchalk, 42 of Overland Park, was charged in May after two M-67 fragmentation grenades were discovered that were not registered to him. 

According to an affidavit in the case, the investigation into Panchalk began in Parkville, MO, on May 19.

Investigators were called to a storage facility there on an auto theft. Several trailers, lockers and cars in the area had been vandalized and opened. That included a trailer belonging to Panchalk. 

In the trailer that belonged to Panchalk, police discovered C-4 explosives, blasting caps, rocket fins, ammunition canisters and military grenade simulators. 

Sentencing is set for a later date. 

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