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Powder Springs, Georgia’s Dylan Chapman arrested; Explosive materials found inside his home

Dylan Chapman (©Cobb County Sheriff's Office)

Dylan Chapman (©Cobb County Sheriff’s Office)

Dylan Chapman, 18, of Powder Springs, Cobb County, Georgia, United States has been arrested. He is facing 13 felony charges and is being held in the Cobb County Jail in Marietta, Cobb County.

The Cobb County Police Department recently received reports about explosive materials inside Chapman’s residence in Cobb County. On March 1, 2021, the department’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit responded to the home, which is owned by Carlton Hutt Vereen, according to CBS46.

“They told me that I might want to evacuate,” a neighbor told the publication. “They had a search dog and that was later on this afternoon and then I don’t know what the vehicle is but they had the robot that put what ever they found into a pod.”


Found inside the home were an AK-47, one rifle, multiple handguns and other weapons, materials that were enough to make pipe bombs, 900 doses of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), several tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cartridges and THC syrup. The Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted with the investigation and Chapman was arrested.

“It’s very shocking,” Chapman’s neighbor Kristin Scott told 11Alive. “I never would have expected or anticipated those sorts of behaviors from somebody who lives directly across the street from me.”

Chapman is charged with two counts of manufacturing, distributing and possessing with intent to distribute explosive devices, three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and eight counts of possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies. No bond has been issued.


Powder Springs is located in southwestern Cobb County. It is home to the Walter H. Cantrell Stadium, which is used mostly for football and soccer matches.

In 2015, Al Thurman was elected as the mayor of Powder Springs. He is the first African-American to be elected as mayor in Cobb County.

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