Florida Doctor Arrested After Homemade Explosives, Drugs Found in Home: Sheriff

Dr. Christy Daniel Cugini, 63, was arrested Tuesday after search warrant executed at Naples home

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A Florida doctor is facing charges after authorities said they found multiple homemade explosive devices and drugs in his Naples home.

Dr. Christy Daniel Cugini, 63, was arrested Tuesday on nine charges of making or possessing a destructive device and six drug charges, including possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of narcotics equipment, according to a Collier County Sheriff's Office arrest report.

According to the report, investigators served a search warrant at Cugini's home and found nearly 560 grams of marijuana in his bedroom.

"The majority of the marijuana was sealed in vacuum bags consistent with delivery/sale of marijuana," the report said.

Dr. Christy Cugini

Investigators also found various pill bottles that had other peoples' names on them, which contained Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, in addition to paraphernalia including heat seal bags, a vacuum sealer and a scale, the report said.

Located in a safe in the home was $20,000 in cash and jewelry, the report said.

But perhaps the most shocking find came when the bomb squad responded to the home and found what appeared to be multiple improvised explosive devices, the report said.

"The items bore no markings or warnings, and the construction of the devices was inconsistent and sloppy," the report noted.

A search of the home also turned up several other tools necessary for the construction of homemade explosives, including a plastic bag containing miscellaneous commercially produced fireworks, a vitamin bottle containing flash powder which is used in fireworks, a plastic tub of potassium nitrate, and a box of cold packs with an active ingredient of ammonium nitrate, the report said.

"Neither of these devices has a legitimate purpose other than to cause injury to persons or damage to property," the report said.

Cugini, an endocrinologist with Millennium Physician Group, was booked into jail. Attorney information wasn't available.

"We are shocked at the allegations regarding Dr. Christy Cugini. He has been placed on administrative leave until further notice," Millennium Physician Group said in a statement. "We would like to assure our patients we are diligently working to preserve their continuity of care."

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