Pine County Man Facing Weapon Of Mass Destruction Charges

(Pine City, MN) -- It's not often charges of creating a weapon of mass destruction are filed against someone, let alone 27 such counts. But that's exactly what 45-year-old Johnnie Long of Pine County is facing after allegedly sending envelopes filled with white powder to a pair of judges, the county attorney, sheriff and multiple deputies. Police raided his property last week and found evidence Long was trying to make explosives and had pure forms of two different bacteria. He faces up to 200 years behind bars if convicted of all charges.