Photo: Ferguson’s guns
ANTIOCH — Authorities arrested a resident, who lives two blocks away from the Antioch Police Department, for possession of illegal weapons. A cache of handguns and rifles was recovered during a SWAT team raid.
The home on the 200 block of J Street was searched earlier this month, as part of an ongoing illegal firearms investigation. Several individuals were detained, but only 33-year-old Terry D. Ferguson has been arrested thus far.
Ferguson is suspected of possessing, manufacturing and selling illegal firearms from his home. This alleged illegal weapons activity was happening only one block away from Prospects High School.
Inside Ferguson’s bedroom, police detectives and the Antioch SWAT team located evidence of illegal weapons manufacturing. Fully automatic handguns and rifles were seized by authorities.
Ferguson was booked in county jail on six weapons-related charges on March 16th. His charges include possession of a machine gun, and conversion or sales of a machine gun.
Ferguson is also accused of manufacturing a short-barrel gun, and possession of ammunition. His other charges relate to drugs and weapons. Ferguson faces charges for possession of a firearm and controlled substances. In addition, he is charged with being an addict in possession of a firearm.
Ferguson is familiar to law enforcement due to his prior arrests and convictions. At the time of his latest arrest, Ferguson was on parole for a robbery conviction. In addition, he was on probation for a narcotics and weapons conviction.
Anyone with information concerning the ongoing weapons investigation can call Antioch police at 925-778-2441. Tips can be texted to 274637 using the keyword Antioch.