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Live hand grenade found during traffic stop DeSoto County

Posted: 5:42 PM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-12 17:42:45-04

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies in DeSoto County say they found a cache of weapons during a traffic stop including an apparent "live" hand grenade.

Deputies say a narcotics unit was conducting a traffic stop on August 10th, when they discovered a grenade with the pin in place.

The driver reportedly told detectives as far as he knew, the grenade was "live."

A bomb squad was called in to remove and destroy the grenade.