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Prosecutors Monday charged a Louisville dentist with two felonies in connection to a search of his Lincoln home late last week that turned up guns and homemade explosives.

Jason L. Rohrs, 46, made his first court appearance in the afternoon on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Lincoln Police Officer Angela Sands said a woman contacted police last week on allegations that Rohrs was contacting her despite a protection order.

Sands said when police went to his home at 2864 O'Malley Drive on Thursday night, they found methamphetamine, then got a search warrant for the house. She said the search turned up eight guns, including an AK-47 and AR-15, about 10,000 rounds of ammunition and 1.3 grams of suspected meth.

Sands said police also found three homemade explosive devices, each 3 inches wide by 2 inches tall in cardboard tubes, with red-and-blue stripes and wicks.

Asked if they were essentially illegal fireworks, she said they had 182 times the amount of powder legally allowed in fireworks.

Sands said Rohrs was arrested on suspicion of three counts of possession of a destructive device. Prosecutors haven't yet charged him with that.

Rohrs, who because of the protection order was prohibited from having a firearm, remained in jail Monday afternoon after his bond was set at $40,000.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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