A bomb scare in Cohasset Wednesday night closed the only road in and out of the mountain community for about two hours. Authorities say a Butte County Sheriff's Deputy stopped a vehicle driven by Wayne Alan Smith shortly before six on Cohasset Road for a traffic violation. During a search, the officer found an explosive and also a loaded rifle inside the car. The Butte County Bomb Squad was called out to remove the device and was able to render it safe.
Smith was booked into the Butte County Jail on several charges.