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Man Starts Fire to Hide Drugs

Colton_RichKlamath Falls, Ore.– A man barricaded himself and then lit a fire inside his home, in attempts to hide drugs from police. Several agencies went to the mobile home of Colton Rich in Klamath Falls to serve a search warrant related to a drug investigation.

Officers say Rich hid inside and started a small fire to burn marijuana, while also attempting to get rid of his possesion of meth. They said he then tried to dig a hole in the floor of the home and escape. He was taken to jail shortly after a foot chase pursued.

Police said they found 23 firearms, five of them stolen, a stolen motorcycle, drugs and distribution materials inside.