LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- State charges against Louisville felon Michael C Beck were dropped so federal charges may proceed.
The 28-year-old was charged by a grand jury indictment in February with illegal possession of explosive bombs and firearms, including a sawed-off shotgun and a homemade 12-gauge pipe gun.
Beck is also charged with the possession of two pipe bombs.
If Beck is convicted, he could be sentenced to no more than 50 years in a federal prison and fined $1,250,000.
His trial is scheduled for June 12.