Richard Sandberg tries to trade bombs for cocaine, gets prison instead
|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.
This past June, Sandberg entered two possession of unregistered firearms guilty pleas. His reward at this week's sentencing was 51 months in federal prison.
Looks like his schmucky plans blew up in his face.
Here's a 2013 7News report about Sandberg's arrest, as well as the aforementioned affidavit.
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