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article imagePretty Pink House Contained Pipe Bombs And Pot In Archer, Florida

By KJ Mullins     Jul 17, 2008 in Crime
Pretty pink houses with a fountain in front generally aren't the location of major pot farms. On Tuesday Alachua County Sheriff's Office Bomb Team joined officers on a drug raid when 33 pipe bombs were discovered at the pink home.
Timothy Robert Treffinger, 43, the occupant of the house is now sitting at Alachua County jail on a $25,000 bail. He has been charged with suspicion of armed trafficking in cannabis and possession of a destructive device.
Monday night a search warrant was issued at the home after an ongoing drug investigation led the police to believe they were dealing with an indoor growing operation.
When the property was searched police discovered that in addition to 267 mature marijuana plants there was an assortment of 40 guns. Then the payload was found, 33 incendiary devices resembling pipe bombs and one that resembled a grenade.
That discovery has turned a simple grow-op operation into a federal case.
The local bomb team has been sent out to deal with pipe bombs before but never so many at one location.
The bombs were "concealed" in various rooms on the property. At least one was rigged to act as a booby trap. The bombs were not professional quality but had they exploded they would have been able to get the job of killing people done.
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