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Pacifica Man to Face Trial on Explosives Charges

His Pacifica home was allegedly an arsenal filled with explosives.

Pacifica Man to Face Trial on Explosives Charges
A Pacifica man allegedly found with more than 900 pounds of explosive material is set to stand trial in San Mateo County Superior Court, prosecutors said today.

Prosecutors said Marc Ormando, 47, was arrested March 5 after supplying explosives to dealers in San Francisco.

Ormando, who is facing five felony counts including possession and sale of explosives and child endangerment, has a pretrial conference set for July 18 and a trial set for July 28, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Prosecutors said police found 938 pounds of explosives, 732 barrel bombs and 44 pounds of gunpowder in Ormando's home.

The child endangerment charge stems from Ormando's 10- and 7-year-old children allegedly being at the home when police searched the residence and found the explosive material.

Police said several guns were also found at the residence, but Ormando legally possessed them.

Ormando was arrested following a month-long, multi-agency undercover investigation, police said. Ormando remains in custody on $750,000 bail.


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