Wiebo Ludwig, the man arrested and released last month in connection with bombings against EnCana gas pipelines in B.C., says he can't believe how many offences were attributed to him in a warrant that allowed police to search his property.
"I felt like a pincushion," he told CBC News on Wednesday. "Everything was attached to me. I couldn't believe how much I was responsible for as far as they were concerned, even when it didn't relate to me in the wildest of ways."
The warrant was obtained by CBC News. It outlined the justification for the four-day search, citing phone and cellphone records, suspicions following the theft of explosives in Chetwynd, B.C., and DNA evidence linking Ludwig to envelopes from letters sent to Encana, warning the company to stop its operations.
Nothing in the warrants has been proven in court.
Ludwig was arrested Jan. 8 and held overnight for questioning about six bombings between October 2008 and July 2009. Following the arrest, police searched Ludwig's 325-hectare farm in Hythe, Alta. No charges were laid.
"I think it was to shake the tree," Ludwig said of the search. "They were more interested in interacting with the people on the farm, and they wanted me out of there so I wouldn't be able to warn anybody. I guess they see me as kind of the person who runs the whole show to the last detail, and I hand out toilet paper and everything else, but I don't."
Ludwig has long been a vocal opponent of oil and gas development near his community and served time in jail for bombings of oil and gas wells in Alberta in the 1990s.
He insists he was not involved in the bombings in B.C.
"It is a mystery to me," he said. "I know I didn't do any bombing. I know I didn't do any sending or writing of letters. And how my DNA apparently got on the outside of that envelope or two of them now, they tell me."
Ludwig said he doesn't expect police will lay charges based on the search.
"As far as I am concerned, they don’t have anything, really, that can stick to me .They are trying to put it all on me, but it is getting to be a bit ridiculous."