Prosecutors: Puyallup drug dealer kept live grenade in fridge

TACOMA, Wash. -- A convicted felon was arrested Wednesday after police found a virtual pharmacy of illegal drugs in his house and a live grenade in his refrigerator.

Joshua Lobben, a 26-year-old Puyallup man, was charged Friday in Pierce County court with five counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, one count each of possession of an explosive device and unlawful possession of a machine gun, and five counts of unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree, according to prosecutors.

On Wednesday, a narcotics task force served a search warrant on Lobben's house and found 480 grams of methamphetamine, 250 grams of heroin, 77 Ecstasy pills, 50 oxicodone pills, 21 hydrocodone pills, packaging materials, a digital scale and $13,000 cash.

He allegedly admitted to being a drug dealer and warned officers that he kept a live grenade inside a his bedroom refrigerator. A Washington State Patrol bomb squad was called in and soon found and removed the hand grenade.

Officers also found a MP-5 sub-machine gun with the selector switch set to "full auto," according to prosecutors.

"Drugs, guns and grenades are a bad mix," Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said in a Friday news release.

Lobben has three prior felony convictions and is not allowed to possess any firearms.

He is currently being held in Pierce County Jail. His bail was set at $1.5 million.