(CBS) PLACER COUNTY, Calif A photo posted on MySpace.com showing a Placer County high school student smoking marijuana has led to his arrest on numerous felony charges including intention to make destructive devices.
Placer County Sheriff's deputies arrested 18-year-old Del Oro High student Daniel Blanchard on Friday May 5th. The investigation into Blanchard started after the Placer County Deputy Sheriff Ryan Berry saw a picture of Blanchard smoking a "bong" on MySpace.com.
Berry is the School Resource Officer assigned to Del Oro High. The Placer County Sheriff's department says when Berry question Blanchard about the photo, Blanchard admitted to smoking pot.
Berry then searched Blanchard’s backpack and found marijuana, hashish and a marijuana pipe. A search of Blanchard’s car revealed more hashish and marijuana, compact digital scales, packaging materials, bongs, 4 knives, over a dozen hypodermic syringes, gun powder and potassium nitrate. When deputies searched Blanchard’s bedroom they say they found more chemicals used in bomb making and several printed materials on making bombs, including the Anarchist’s Cookbook.
Blanchard was arrest on four felony and one misdemeanor charge and booked at the Placer County Jail. Blanchard's $150,000 bail was posted and he was released on May 6.
Blanchard’s arraignment is scheduled for May 24th.