MORRISON, CO (KMGH/CNN) – A suburban man is behind bars Thursday after allegedly aiming to trade his firearms and bombs for cocaine, according to federal agents.
A source reportedly informed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of Richard Lawrence Sandburg's stash of firearms, homemade pipe bombs, military hand grenades and his willingness to trade them for drugs.
Sandburg claimed to be a former Marine and against the Obama administration taking away his guns, the report states.
An undercover agent set up the deal, and Sandburg was arrested after federal, state and local agents searched the home.
A neighbor expressed relief over the arrest.
"It's so scary because you know my kids have talked to him before, he seemed like a very nice guy," Michelle Chalupa said. "I'm thankful that whatever operation found it before somebody was hurt. I'm really grateful for that."
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