Elmhurst police have released details of a major drug bust last month in the home of a man who also was keeping a cache of weapons and explosives. The February arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation, and police are releasing the information now that the followup has concluded, a spokesperson from the department said.
On Feb. 10, members of the police department's Community Oriented Policing Program and Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at 231 S. York Road in Bensenville. They found 1,722.2 grams of cannabis, 67 cannabis plants and multiple trays of psilocybin mushrooms.
In addition to the drugs, police found a Bushmaster M4 carbine rifle, a Rock River Arms M4 rifle, a Springfield .22 caliber rifle, a Mossberg shotgun, a Marlin 30-30 Winchester rifle, a Sig Sauer 9 mm pistol, a Col .45 semi-automatic pistol and a Sig Sauer .22 caliber pistol, along with body armor and a large amount of ammunition.
The DuPage County Bomb Squad also was call to dispose of several homemade explosive devices that were found in the home.
Bradley E. Paffumi, 32, was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with unlawful production of cannabis, unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and possession of drug equipment. He was taken to DuPage County Jail and later released on $7,500 bond.
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