WILLMAR (LEARFIELD)  —  A Granite Falls man caught with a bomb in his vehicle is pleading guilty to possessing an explosive device and drugs.

Prosecutors say Randy Frederiks, 31, fled his pickup when deputies began checking his license plate and they found an object covered in black tape with a detonating fuse and gun powder, in Willmar last summer.

The Minneapolis Bomb Squad determined the device contained explosive components.  Methamphetamine and needles were also discovered in the truck.

Frederiks was arrested two days later and claimed the device was a sparkler.

He’ll be sentenced March 31st.