Man from Albuquerque sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for homemade bomb

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ALBUQERQUE, N.M. – Ryan Cook, 45, of Albuquerque, was sentenced in federal court on Sep. 28 to one year and six months in prison for possession of an unregistered firearm. Cook pleaded guilty on Oct. 28, 2020.

According to his plea agreement and other court records, on June 24, 2020, law enforcement received a call from Cook’s roommate about an explosive device in Cook’s possession at their shared residence in Los Lunas, New Mexico. After a standoff with the local SWAT team, Cook surrendered and was arrested. Law enforcement located and secured the destructive device.

Upon his release from prison, Cook will be subject to three years of supervised release.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel Hurtado prosecuted the case

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