Man Arrested After Having Grenade-Like Device

(BLOOMINGTON) – Officials with Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center responded to an incident Thursday after Bloomington Police found a grenade-like device in a backpack.

Police responded to the White Castle on West Jacob Drive after a report of a man was unconscious and not believed to be breathing.
Police found 36-year-old Andrew Truelock, who was taken IU Health Bloomington Hospital for treatment.
He was arrested after police found 22 white pills, a marijuana smoking device and a checkbook belonging to someone else.
They also found a grenade-like device in his backpack. Truelock told police he had purchased the device from a friend and that it contained tear gas. Police sent a photo of the device to Crane officials who sent a unit to pick up and dispose of the device.
Truelock tried to tell police the pills were Tylenol, but they were an antiviral medication he did not have a prescription for.
He was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a legend drug.
He was sent to jail on charges of possession of paraphernalia and possession or use of legend drug or precursor.