Missouri man pleads guilty to possessing explosives

ST. LOUIS | A man has admitted in court that he possessed explosives that were stolen from the St. Charles County law enforcement training center.

Ryan Webster, 23, of St. Charles County, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to unlawfully possessing a silencer and stolen C-4 plastic explosives and other materials.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Webster faces up to about four years in prison.

The explosives were used by the FBI and the county bomb squad for training exercises and disarming bombs.

Webster did not admit stealing the materials, which were taken early June 2007. But federal agents found the explosives as well as guns and a homemade silencer during a search of Webster's home in January.