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Raid reveals suspected explosive booby trap in tree
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A potential explosive device in a tree at a Nevada City property halted a warranted search for firearms at the felon's home Thursday morning.

According to the Nevada County Sheriff-Coroner's Office, before the discovery of the possible booby trap device, county major crimes, narcotics, search and rescue, and Placer County special enforcement team officers recovered a large number of firearms, ammunition, and marijuana cola at the residence of 54-year-old Daniel Meinke in the 19000 block of Purdon Road.

Additionally, officers reported discovering a butane honey oil lab on the property, two buried 50-gallon drums believed used to hide the firearms, and a book about booby traps.

Officers were pulled back when the suspected explosive device was spotted and Placer County explosive ordinance detonation specialists were called in to investigate. As of early Thursday afternoon, there wasn't a confirmation of the suspicious device.

Meinke was booked into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility for felon in possession of a firearm and armed in the commission of a felony, manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana for sale and health and safety code section violations, according the sheriff's office.


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