Man Who Fired at Deputies Had Arsenal of Weapons, Hash Lab at Home: SDSO

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A antheral who was arrested aft a changeable was fired toward deputies successful East County was recovered to person an arsenal of weapons and a hash laboratory astatine his home, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

Rodney Luzaich, 58, was arrested aft the altercation with deputies successful a vicinity eastbound of Hawley Road and northbound of Interstate 8 astatine 6:30 a.m. connected Sunday, SDSO said.

Deputies were responding to calls of an erratic antheral holding a firearm erstwhile they encountered Luzaich, SDSO said. After deputies surrounded the country wherever Luzaich was holed up, a shotgun was allegedly fired successful their direction.


The blast deed a adjacent home. No deputies oregon bystanders were hurt, SDSO said.

Luzaich was yet taken into custody and a weapon was recovered adjacent -- hidden wrong a cactus, SDSO said.

An flat analyzable successful City Heights was evacuated aft an detonation that was believed to beryllium tied to hash oil, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Luzaich faces charges of battle connected a bid officer, negligent discharge of a firearm, being nether the power portion armed, and different drugs and weapons charges.

SDSO obtained a hunt warrant for Luzaich's home. Inside, they recovered 32 much firearms and astir 50,000 rounds of ammunition, the bureau said.

Also connected the spot was a ample butane chromatic lipid lab, a unsafe process of utilizing butane to extracting concentrated THC from marijuana, SDSO said. Detectives besides recovered much than 2 twelve marijuana plants, astir 100 pounds of marijuana, different marijuana products and methamphetamine.

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