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Deputies: It's anticipated Randall Drake will not be released to the public anytime soon

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Posted at 1:11 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 14:03:39-04

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has reassured the public that Randall Drake remains in mental health facility and has not been released.

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"It's anticipated that Drake will not be released in the near future," PCSO wrote in a press release on Wednesday.

Drake, 24, was arrested on October 18 after explosives, weapons and maps of local schools were found inside his home in Dunedin. He is charged with two counts of unlawfully making, possessing or attempting to make a destructive device.

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Drake has posted bond, which was $10,000 for each charge of explosives. He was immediately taken into custody after posting bond under the Baker Act and now remains in the custody of a Pinellas County mental health facility.

The Sixth Judicial Court of Florida has agreed to modify Drake's bond, adding conditions to his bond whenever he is released to the public.

The Pinellas State Attorney’s Office filed the motion to modify the conditions of Drake's bond which the court agreed to during a hearing on Wednesday morning. 

The motion states that in order to ensure the safety of the public, Drake will be required to wear an electric monitor and will be ordered to stay 1,000 feet away from any school or day care facility whenever he is out on bond. 

The proceedings surrounding Drake's involuntary mental health commitment are confidential, according to PCSO. PCSO says they are unable to provide any additional information on the outcome of the evaluation.

Prior to bonding out of jail, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said that he believed Drake is too dangerous to be released.

Deputies told ABC Action News that Drake would be released to the public following his release from the mental health facility unless they file additional charges against him.

One of the reasons deputies haven't charged him with other crimes yet is that his exact motives aren't 100% clear. A handwritten letter, found in Drake's possession, was threatening in nature but made no specific threats, so deputies are left to guess what he was planning and why.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has told ABC Action News that they confiscated all of Drake's weapons.