A Norwood man is facing over two dozen charges after officials say an investigation into the "illegal" sale of marijuana led to the discovery of weapons, fireworks and materials to make homemade fireworks at a house that abuts an elementary school.
Police say after obtaining a search warrant for Andrew Origlio's house at 46 Geraldine Dr. during an investigation into marijuana sales, they found not only marijuana-related items, but also several weapons and materials used to make fireworks.
The 29-year-old is listed online as a co-owner of the house that sits directly behind the F.A. Cleveland School.
During the search of the property on Friday, authorities say they found marijuana, edibles, equipment to extract THC oil and materials to package and distribute marijuana and THC oil.
"They did a search there, there was a lot of police down there, and then they brought in the van so it was scary," neighbor Pam Willis said. "A couple doors down, with all that going on and there’s three schools in the area. So very nerve-wracking."
They also found four handguns, an assault rifle, machine gun parts, a variety of ammunition in different calibers, a large amount of fireworks and materials that could be used to make fireworks, according to a news release from Norwood police.
Origlio is facing 29 charges including possession of an assault weapon and machine gun, possession of a firearm without a license, possession of an incendiary device, possession with intent to distribute a Class D drug (marijuana) and multiple counts of a drug violation in a school zone.
According to a police report, the father of Origlio's fiancée told detectives that his son was, "not a dangerous kid," and that he was, "facinated by guns, fireworks and [marijuana]."
Origlio is being held without bail until a dangerousness hearing on Thursday.
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