Officials say his death is NOT related to the recovered powders.
Taneytown, Md (KM) There were no injuries after black powder was discovered at a home in Taneytown on Friday afternoon.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 4084 Baptist Road for a welfare check. Deputies discovered the homeowner identified as Mark Sentz deceased inside his home, along with black and smokeless powder in an outbuilding and inside the residence.
The New Windsor Haz Mat team was called to the scene to recover the powders for later disposal. The Maryland Department of the Environment was also dispatched to collect liquid mercury found in a glass bottle.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office says Sentz had been battling a lengthy illness, and his death was not related to the recovered black and smokeless powders. Investigators also say Sentz was an avid re-loader of ammunition which explains the presence of the black powder.
By Kevin McManus