Authorities seize 38 firearms, 4 explosive devices, meth at Tacoma home



TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a woman and seized 38 firearms, improvised explosive devices, methamphetamine and other items at a Tacoma home.

Detectives with the Joint Narcotics Task Force said in a news release Thursday they made the arrest Tuesday afternoon after buying a stolen handgun from someone at the residence in an undercover operation. The task force is made up of authorities from Centralia, Chehalis and Lewis County.

Police say they also found thousands of rounds of ammunition and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Rebecca J. Coleman, 53, was arrested and booked for possession of stolen property and meth. Other charges are pending.

Multiple agencies, including the Pierce County Sheriff's Department and Washington State Patrol, took the explosive devices to be detonated.

The investigation is ongoing.