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YCSO: AZ man had meth making gear, homemade weapons

Darrell Pombo (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office) Darrell Pombo (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

SWAT and Hazmat units assisted in the arrest of a Chino Valley man accused of possessing chemicals used in making methamphetamine and homemade firearms.

Narcotics detectives had developed information that the occupants of the home were manufacturing and possessing dangerous drugs, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said.

SWAT officers used a small diversionary explosive device as they entered the home in the 1700 block of Tumbleweed Drive just before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The hazmat team was on hand because of the possibility of contraband chemicals inside.

Authorities found and arrested 55-year-old Darrell Pombo.

Inside the home, detectives said they discovered several glass methamphetamine pipes, marijuana pipes and used syringes throughout. In a bathroom, they said they located a combination of chemicals and supplies commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Three homemade firearms, including one with a suppressor attached to the barrel, and a shotgun were recovered.

Pombo is a prohibited firearms possessor based on a prior felony conviction.

Pombo was booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges including manufacture of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture of prohibited weapon and multiple counts involving prohibited possession and possession of a deadly weapon during a felony.

Authorities said the investigation is continuing.

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