Seth Grim, 20, of Pennsylvania charged with marijuana possession and could be facing much more.

AMMA, W.Va. —West Virginia state police arrested a Pennsylvania man after he wrecked on Interstate-79 in Roane County early Friday morning, revealing guns and improvised explosive devices among the wreckage.

Seth Grim, 20, was taken into custody and was being held in the South Central Regional Jail. He faces charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana after troopers found an pot in the vehicle.

What started as a routine response to a motor vehicle accident blossomed into a full-blown security scare for first responders.

Roane County 911 received a call of the wreck near the Amma exit about 3:30 a.m. Firemen arrived on the scene and found the single SUV had rolled over and was in the median. The driver suffered a head injury and was transported to Charleston Area Medical Center by ambulance.

Fire fighters also discovered about 40 live chickens that had been inside the vehicle were running wild around the accident scene.

However, the story turned from amusing to frightening when suspicious items were found and the state police bomb technicians were called to the scene. The entire interstate was shut down for more than a half-hour between the Wallback and Ama exits. It finally reopened around 8:30 a.m.

Police released this statement.

“The West Virginia State Police and the Roane County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a single vehicle traffic crash on I-79, near the 30,5 mm. Currently, only one lane in each direction is open, as some possible improvised devices were discovered in the vehicle.”

Troopers now say the IEDs were actually altered fireworks. They were removed from the scene and rendered harmless. Troopers also confiscated guns from the scene, but did not indicate what caliber, type, or how many were in the vehicle.

Additional charges are expected to be filed in the case against Grim

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  • Doyle

    I understand eric holder is promising a full and through investigation - president to comment on situation upon completion of todays golf outing

    • Robert A

      Good to know that no Republican President will take a vacation or go golfing ever again.

    • Big Hooptie

      Barry decided to play 36. Possible presser tomorrow.

      • Hop'sHip

        Will he end it saying "now watch this drive?"

        • Jason412

          Hop's with a Hip,

          I had completely forgot about that, thanks for the great laugh I just got out of watching that video for the first time in years.

  • Buck

    We have bad news and good news. PETA will probably show up, but at least Sharpton and Jackson won't.

    • Gizmo the Great

      If some happen to be black sex
      links you never know. JUST SAYIN'. What the cluck just happened here?

      • Gizmo the Great

        Supposed to be Gonzo; darned auto correct!

  • Tea McAlpin

    I have heard that "altered fireworks" before! Guess this story will take a back seat for a while.

  • JTC

    Were the chickens being held against their will? Did they cross the interstate to get to the other side? These and other answers today at noon!

  • Dave

    Why did the chickens cross the road?

    To get away from the IEDs of course.

    rim shot

  • ferguseon

    why the cops picking on this poor white man for

  • Viktoria

    So, where are the chickens and are they okay?

  • ChickenDance

    Too bad he isn't Justice Workman's son.

  • Joe Messineo

    I wonder if the WV department of Agriculture is going to investigate the interstate movement of the chickens and test the birds for desiease. News media should follow up on this story.

  • WVcoal

    Fried chicken is delicious. However, chicken is not one of my favorite pizza toppings.

  • Roland

    Send lawyers, guns and money.
    And IEDs, chickens, and ganja.

    Warren would have loved this one. Rest in peace, and enjoy every sandwich...

  • will

    With so much evidence, it doesn't look good, and more like real crime.
    He shouldn't have tried to pullet...
    ...I'll be here all week...

    • Oh Please!

      Thank God it's Friday and the week is over....you are free to go now

      • will

        OK, a fowl pun...

  • Mister G!

    Government obviously needs to outlaw chickens ...

  • David

    IED's ? Really

    Talk about sensationalizing a headline...

  • Dumb Liberals

    Remind us all again why it's called DOPE? Yet another mind fried pot user.

    • Amazed

      What? No calls for executing the perp? Your inner liberal is showing.