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Pa. Man in Wreck Involving Chickens, Marijuana Pleads Not Guilty in W.Va. on Gun Charges


A Pennsylvania man who wrecked an SUV on a West Virginia highway while carrying live chickens, improvised explosives and guns pleaded not guilty to a weapons charge Tuesday.

Police say 21-year-old Seth Grim of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, was driving south along Interstate 79 about 30 miles northeast of Charleston when he lost control of his Ford Explorer on Aug. 22 and wrecked. State police found 30 chickens, improvised explosive devices, a dog, marijuana, ammunition, and two AK-47-style rifles at the scene. The dog didn’t survive.

Grim was charged in Roane County with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. He later was charged in federal court with unlawful transport of firearms.

Grim’s trial on the weapons charge is set for Dec. 2 in front of Judge John T. Copenhaver.