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Man appears in court on firearms, explosives charges

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A man who is alleged to have had explosives in a house in Roswell made his first appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in federal court in Roswell Aug. 7.

Joshua Daniel Vaughn, 31, of Roswell, faces charges of being a user of controlled substances illegally in possession of firearms and making explosive devices, according to a press release issued by the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico.

Vaughn was ordered temporarily detained pending a preliminary hearing and a detention hearing scheduled for Aug. 14 at 9:30 a.m in Las Cruces, according to court documents.

If convicted, Vaughn faces a statutory maximum of 10 years imprisonment on the firearms possession charge and a statutory maximum of 10 years imprisonment on the explosive devices charge.

Vaughn’s home in the 900 block of North Ohio Avenue was the subject of a search conducted by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Roswell Police and bomb technicians with the New Mexico State Police.

Several firearms along with improvised explosive devices were allegedly discovered in the home Tuesday.