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Federal narcotics agents arrested a Vista man Wednesday on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine, authorities said.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents searching the home of Roger Collier, 25, on Alta Vista Drive, seized about 4 ounces of methamphetamine, 10 pounds of methamphetamine in solution and 11 guns, authorities said.

DEA spokesman Ronald D’Ulisse said Collier apparently was manufacturing the drug elsewhere and finishing the process at his home.

“We did not get the manufacturing laboratory, we got the final phase of production,” he said.

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The weapons included five assault rifles, one an automatic machine gun, and several pistols, D’Ulisse said.

Collier was booked into the Metropolitan Correctional Center on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. D’Ulisse said Collier may face further charges. He is expected to be arraigned today.

D’Ulisse said methamphetamine sells for $8,000 to $10,000 a pound wholesale.


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