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GASTONIA, N.C. Authorities arrested two men after a mailbox exploded early Friday morning.

The incident happened on Linwood Road around 3:00 a.m. according to the police report. In the report, authorities said the reporting person stated he heard an explosion and then saw smoke coming from the mailbox located at this address .

Law enforcement arrested Joseph Hale, 21, and Harold Baker, 22, both of Gastonia.

Both are charged with weapon law violation, drug narcotic violation and drug equipment violation.

Hale is being held at the Gaston County Jail under a $25,000 bond, while Baker is being held under at $75,000 bond.

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