Richard Sandberg's allegedly schmucky deal: I'll trade kill-zone bombs for cocaine
|The search of Sandberg's home, as seen in a photo provided by the ATF.|
Did the ATF agent take that as a challenge? The affidavit doesn't say. But after Sandberg showed off more of his lethal gear, including pipe bombs and small silver destructive devices known as "crickets, and mentioned his preference for cocaine over money (he liked being paid in one ounce increments), agents from the ATF, the Denver Police Department and bomb squads from Jefferson County and Colorado Springs arranged to pay him a visit -- and when they did, they managed to take him into custody without any damage to life and limb despite his braggadocio.
Right now, Sandberg has only been charged with possession of a firearm that hasn't been registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record database -- a single count. And while conviction on that accusation could bring him as much as ten years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine, don't be surprised if more allegations are dropped on him down the line.
Look below to see a 7News report about Sandberg's arrest, as well as the aforementioned affidavit.
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