New Jersey police say they received information that caused them to suspect a certain individual was violating firearms regulations. Detectives acted on the tip to conduct an investigation. The events that unfolded led to a man being taken into police custody and charged with numerous gun crimes.
Police say the man in question was building “ghost guns.” This term refers to firearms that are constructed without serial numbers, which makes a gun difficult to identify or track. The man is said to have purchased gun-making kits from another state, which he supposedly then took to his home to build firearms.
Police showed up at the man’s house with a search warrant
The 26-year-old man who was later arrested was at home when police showed up at the door to execute a search warrant. In cases like this, if police do not have a warrant, a person does not have to allow them entrance to a home, although there are some exceptions to the rule. In this case, the man allowed detectives to search his home, during which police claim to have seized a fully assembled ghost gun, as well as more than 15 partially constructed guns and tools that are typically used to build firearms.
The defendant is now facing multiple charges for firearms violations
Police say they took the man into custody without incident, meaning he did not resist arrest in any way. He is facing charges of illegal possession of a firearm with no serial number, as well as other gun crimes. The defendant is being held in a county correctional facility until his scheduled hearing takes place. There are several ways in which an experienced criminal defense attorney can help a defendant mitigate his or her circumstances when facing charges in court, which is why most defendants request legal representation soon after an arrest.