The Blotter for May 3

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Chevy Chase teen indicted in pipe bomb case

A Chevy Chase teenager has been indicted on two counts of making and possessing pipe bombs, Montgomery County prosecutors said.

Kyle G. Druckemiller, 19 was being held Thursday on a $500,000 bond.

According to charging documents, the bombs, about 6 inches and 8 inches long, were found by the father of Druckemiller's girlfriend at her home on the 12000 block of Milestone Manor Lane on April 12.

The charges carry a penalty of up to 25 years in prison.

"In light of the events in Boston we must be ever vigilant to protect our residents," said Montgomery County State's Attorney spokesman Ramon Korionoff.

The father, who said he found a gun in Druckemiller's coat several weeks earlier, told authorities that he found the pipe bombs in Druckemiller's duffel bag, according to charging documents.

Possible human trafficking in McLean

Special agents with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are investigating the possibility that two women were treated as indentured servants at a McLean home owned by the government of Saudi Arabia, officials said.

The women, who are from the Philippines, were removed from the home on the 6000 block of Orris Street late Tuesday afternoon after they reached out to police. Investigators are still interviewing the women, and charges had not been filed against any suspects Thursday afternoon, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Brandon Montgomery.

The woman came to the United States legally to work at the house, Montgomery said. Investigators are looking into whether they are the victims of human trafficking.

Ex-Culpeper officer sentenced for killing woman

The former Culpeper police officer who killed an unarmed woman while on duty was sentenced Thursday to 3 years behind bars.

Daniel Harmon-Wright was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and other charges for the Feb. 9, 2012, death of 54-year-old Patricia Cook, whom he fatally shot while she was in a Jeep Wrangler.

Harmon-Wright was fired from the Culpeper Police Department after he was indicted.

-- Naomi Jaoda and Scott McCabe

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