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Raids in Oceanside net meth, cash, guns and dynamite [Updated]

July 29, 2011 |  8:47 am

Raids by a law enforcement task force investigating the trafficking of weapons and guns by gangs in northern San Diego County have scooped up an unusually large haul.

More than a pound of methamphetamine, $23,000 in cash, six firearms and four sticks of dynamite were found when warrants were served on two homes and a storage unit in Oceanside, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Marvin Wight, 31, who lived at one of the homes, was arrested on suspicion of parole violation, officials said.

The warrants were served by investigators from the North County Regional Gang Task Force, which includes officers from local, state and federal agencies.

[Updated, 9:46 a.m., July 29: Wight is listed on jail records as a Pacific islander, and officials said that ethnicity is often a factor in gang affiliation.]

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