SAVANNAH, GA (July 1, 2015) Metro Police have charged a second man after finding nine highly explosive military grade rounds in a warehouse on April 1.
Lamont Dwayne Bryant, 43, was served with warrants for 9 counts of possession of explosives in the Chatham County Detention Center today after being arrested by Pooler Police on Tuesday.
Wesley Defreitas, 49, had been arrested on April 2 at his business, Warrior’s Gear, on warrants drawn by members of the Savannah- Chatham Metropolitan Police Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team (UNIT.)
Unit officers had worked in support of federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who were investigating a storage facility being used as a warehouse for Warrior’s Gear. Defreitas was on bond for a federal indictment for illegally selling weapons to unauthorized purchasers in a raid by ATF and Metro officers last year.
While searching the storage facility, agents and officers seized a shotgun and nine 40mm HEDP (Highly Explosive Dual Purpose) rounds. The rounds are designed to destroy light armored vehicles and are to be possessed only by military in time of combat.
ATF and UNIT officers continue to investigate the business and associated activities.