Fugitive who fled SWAT found in possession of drugs, explosives

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Federal investigators say a suspect arrested while fleeing across the roof of his apartment building turned out to have a military-grade arsenal. It was Carlos Chavez back in July after law enforcement got a tip he was threatening to shoot up the home of someone on an ATF task force.


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When ATF agents searched his home, they say they found methamphetamine and unregistered guns. When they got a search warrant for his pickup, they discovered that was just a drop in the bucket.

According to federal documents, the search turned up not only numerous guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, but also c-2 and c-4 explosives, and other materials for detonating explosives. Witnesses told investigators Chavez was in the business of buying and selling guns and drugs. Chavez is facing federal charges.

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