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Drug Bust: Are Tombstones the New Copper Wire?

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Authorities raiding a suspected meth house in Loma Linda on Tuesday found something unexpected: dozens of tombstones ripped from the graves of a nearby cemetery.

The San Bernardino Sun reports that the granite tombstones, which had custom inscriptions, were stolen from Montecito Cemetery in Colton.

Deputies estimate the cemetery loot alone was valued at $48,000.

Deputies also found drugs and two illegal firearms in their search of the home on the 10900 block of Cabrillo Loop. They arrested John Bleuer, Steve Hansen, Lisa Jackson and Louis Anchelowitz on suspicion of selling meth.

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Anyone with information about the suspected meth house or missing tombstones may contact the San Bernardino Sheriff's Central Station at 909-387-3545 or WeTip, 800-78-CRIME.