The owners of a company accused of leaving 7,800 tons of improperly stored artillery propellant at Camp Minden have asked a state judge to throw out the charges against them.

David Fincher, 65, of Burns, Tennessee, and David Smith, 57, of Winchester, Kentucky, have pleaded not guilty to 10 charges including unlawful storage of explosives and reckless use of explosives.

The charges should be thrown out because Louisiana law does not classify the M6 artillery propellant as an explosive, Smith’s attorney, Lyn Lawrence Jr. of Bossier City, said Monday.

Army experts say the older it gets, the more unstable and likely

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Not a single comment, eh? Public tolerance (or worse, apathy) regarding the reckless mismanagement of exorbitant amount of hazardous, potentially explosive material?

    Is anybody in Webster Parish remotely disturbed by even the mere suggestion the article presents?

  2. Not a single comment, eh? Public tolerance (or worse, apathy) regarding the reckless mismanagement of exorbitant amount of hazardous, potentially explosive material?

    Is anybody in Webster Parish remotely disturbed by even the mere suggestion the article presents?

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