Enough plastic explosives to level half a city block, a machine gun and narcotics were confiscated Wednesday afternoon when San Fernando and Los Angeles police raided a "biker crash pad" in Pacoima, authorities said.
Seven men and four women, all residents of the single-family home, were arrested on suspicion of possessing explosives, controlled substances and illegal firearms, according to Lt. Tony Pennington of the San Fernando Police Department.
Pennington said officers served a search warrant at the home about 2:30 p.m. after San Fernando narcotics detectives received information that methamphetamine, or "speed," was being sold there.
A search turned up a pound of plastic explosives and blasting caps, which were removed by police bomb-squad members, Pennington said. The search also uncovered a loaded machine gun, two rifles, two shotguns and several handguns, Pennington said, as well as an ounce of methamphetamine.