At 2:00pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, thirty-second phone calls about bomb threats were called into the Northampton County Courthouse and the County's Juvenile Detention Center in Eastern Pennsylvania. According to Lewis Fallenstein, authorities took the threats seriously given the potential for terrorism in today's world. The facilities were cleared by 1:00pm to allow bomb-sniffing dogs to investigate. It was later determined that the calls were made by 61-year-old Giles Carnes of Bethlehem. Mr. Carnes admitted to making the calls while in court on Thursday, September 29, 2016. He reason for making the phone calls was to avoid taking a urine drug test scheduled for 2:00pm on January 20. Mr. Carnes knew he would test positive for drugs because of his drug addiction. Mr. Carnes plead guilty to making terroristic threats and making a false alarm. He was sentenced to three to ten years in the State Prison and ordered to pay $6,300 to cover the costs of the police response.
Source: Rudy Miller for LehighValleyLive.com