San Diego : Bartering Charged in Hot Goods, Drugs

A 28-year-old San Diego man was arrested Thursday, accused of trading narcotics for stolen property ranging from computers to explosives, police said.

The arrest was made after a two-week undercover investigation in which detectives traded property they described as stolen to the suspect in exchange for narcotics, police spokesman Bill Robinson said. A search warrant was served Thursday at a residence in the 3800 block of 37th Street.

Confiscated from the home were hand-held radios, computers, crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, a semiautomatic handgun, an assault rifle with laser gun sights, two pipe bombs, a hand grenade, a large quantity of explosive black powder, commercial fuse cord, a pound of plastic explosives and a large coin collection, Robinson said.

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