After responding to a domestic violence restraining order violation on New Year’s Eve in Pacific Beach, San Diego police recovered several illegal weapons and firearm manufacturing equipment.
Officers found a loaded ghost gun when they patted down the 28-year-old suspect at a home on Grand Avenue near Olney Street
The discovery of the illegal gun prompted officers to search the man’s vehicle, and that is where police found three AR-15 lower receivers, gun parts such as a suppressor and jigs and firearm manufacturing equipment, police said.
After discovering the manufacturing equipment, officers contacted the Ghost Gun Apprehension Team and obtained a search warrant for the home.
When detectives searched the home, they found two AR-15 ghost gun rifles without serial numbers. The rifles had distinct tooling in the fire control cavity indicative of firearm manufacturing.
Detectives also located a fully automatic conversion device, commonly referred to as a “Glock switch,” which converts a semiautomatic handgun into a fully automatic weapon, police said.
Officers also seized three firearm suppressors, one loaded Glock handgun, two Derringer-style guns, 9 grams of cocaine, ammunition, additional firearm manufacturing equipment, body armor and approximately $2,000.
The man was booked into San Diego County Jail on multiple charges including possession of assault weapons, transporting a machine gun, possession of a silencer and possession of a controlled substance while armed.