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Man charged after Calif. police booby trap raids

A suspected white supremacist has pleaded not guilty to possessing the same kind of homemade gun used in a booby trap targeting an officer

By John Asbury

HEMET, Calif. — One of 23 people arrested during raids in Hemet last week is charged with belonging to a known skinhead gang and possessing the same type of weapon used in an attempt to kill officers, court records show.

In one case, prosecutors charged Patrick Nugent Jr. with six felonies, including membership in the COORS Family Skins and possession of a "zip gun," an improvised single cartridge weapon usually triggered to fire by a crosshair or wire, according to a criminal complaint.

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