Man behind bars for possessing ‘Ghost Guns’

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A convicted felon and member of a known criminal street gang is behind bars on Friday for alleged possession of so-called ‘ghost weapons’.

Brandon Myers, 33, of Desert Hot Springs was arrested Thursday when the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant in the 73000 block of Pacheta Square in Thousand Palms.

According to Sgt. Paul Heredia, deputies located a number of firearms and ammunition belonging to Myers. These firearms had no serial numbers, making them phantom guns for being untraceable.

Since Myers was a convicted felon and released on bail for a previous charge of illegal possession of firearms, he was arrested on suspicion of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms, a convicted criminal in possession of ammunition and committing a crime while out on bail.

He was held at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio, where he remains on $1.1 million bond. He is due to make his first appearance for the charges at the Larson Justice Center in Indio on Tuesday.

Myers’ criminal history was not immediately available.

Ghost guns, also known as kit guns or 80% guns, are virtually unobtainable weapons that can be crafted at home using legally purchased parts to complete the already assembled part. They are sold at gun shows and online.

Unfinished parts are not required by federal law to have serial numbers or a background check to purchase.

Man behind bars for possessing ‘Ghost Guns’ was last modified: January 21, 2022 through Contributing Editor

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