Car Crash Allegedly Led Cops To NJ Man’s Grenade Launcher, Meth, Nazi Gear

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August 21, 2019 11:10 a.m.

A New Jersey man’s car crash allegedly led police to his cache of drugs, weapons and Nazi paraphernalia, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

In late July, according to a criminal complaint filed earlier this month, police were extracting Joseph Rubino, 57, from a car crash when they observed, “among other things, various firearms and ammunition” inside the vehicle.

So they got a search warrant and went through the car — where they allegedly found various guns, sawed-off shotgun barrels and brass knuckles  — and then got a search warrant for his house, where things grew much worse for Rubino.

Police allegedly uncovered handguns, rifles, shotguns, a grenade launcher, multiple kilograms of cannabis, hundreds of cannabis vape cartridges, numerous pot edibles, and around 70 grams of what police believed was methamphetamine.

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And that’s before accounting for the Nazi gear. The DOJ said police found clothing and bumper stickers with the “SS Bolts” — a common symbol in the white power movement — and a document “purporting to be an instruction manual for owning a slave.”

Rubino was charged with possession with intent to distribute meth, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon — the latter charge stemming from a 1999 conviction for writing bad checks for somewhere between $200 and $1,000. It’s not clear from court records whether Rubino has made a plea in his case.

Read the complaint against Rubino below:

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