A 43-year-old Council Bluffs man was sentenced to 1½ years in federal prison Monday for possessing stolen explosives.
Christopher Bousman was also sentenced to three years of probation by U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp in Omaha. Bousman pleaded guilty to one count of possession of stolen explosives.
Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined that Bousman and Travis McQueen, 28, of Omaha had been involved in disposing of a large amount of explosives. McQueen was sentenced in January to five years and three months in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of stolen explosives.
Investigators said 100 pounds of a blasting agent, 3,000 feet of detonating cord and two cases of boosters were stolen from Buckley Powder Co., a rural Cass County business, on Aug. 11, 2011. — Kevin Cole