2 active-duty soldiers arrested following massive explosives bust in Muscogee County

Published: Aug. 29, 2023 at 9:50 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 30, 2023 at 5:12 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Two active-duty soldiers are arrested following a massive bust where numerous firearms, explosives and drugs were seized by the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office and Ft. Moore Criminal Investigations Division.

According to Sheriff Greg Countryman, Staff Sergeant Christopher Reese and Staff Sergeant Lue Lor were taken in custody after an investigation that led officials to over 30 explosive devices, 20 rifles, seven handguns, over $3,000 worth of anabolic steroids and an Inert Mortar Shell.

MCSO explosives bust
MCSO explosives bust(Chelsey Brooks | Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office)

“We work together. So, I’m just glad they were able to capture these two individuals and take those explosives out of the hands of individuals that may have done something tragic to affect the citizens of Muscogee County,” said Sheriff Greg Countryman.

Reese was charged with 33 counts of possession of explosive devices, while Lor was charged with two counts of explosive device possession and one count of possession of anabolic steroids with intent to distribute.

Countryman says he wouldn’t be surprised if these two individuals are tried on a federal level. News Leader 9 reached out to Ft. Moore for a comment, and they say they are aware of the incident, and it remains under investigation.