4,200 blasting caps found in vehicle during traffic stop; driver arrested

Thursday, December 30th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Adelanto, California-AP) -- Police in California say a search of a man's car turned up 42-hundred blasting caps, gasoline and a
cutting torch.

Authorities say James Pellum was pulled over early today for a traffic violation in Adelanto, 65 miles northeast of Los Angeles. He had three children with him.

Police say that during the traffic stop, they spotted the blasting caps, along with three gasoline cans, two gasoline generators and an acetylene torch.

Authorities say they won't comment on Pellum's plans for the explosives. He's been charged with possession of a destructive
device and child endangerment.