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Man found with suspicious, grenade-like device

A 36 year-old man was arrested Thursday after Bloomington police found a suspicious grenade-like device in his backpack.

He has not been charged in connection to the device.

They also found 22 white pills, a marijuana smoking device and a check book that did not have his name.  

Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Dana Cole said the man told police he bought the grenade-like device from a friend and that it was tear gas. Police sent a photo of the device to Crane, who came and took it away. 

Crane is a division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center about 30 miles from Bloomington. 

BPD officers went to White Castle on West Jacob Drive where Andrew Truelock was unconscious and appeared to not be breathing, Cole said. 

Truelock was taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Truelock told police the white pills were Tylenol, but they were an antiviral medication he did not have a prescription for. 

He was sent to jail on charges of possession of paraphernalia and possession or use of legend drug or precursor. 

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