Above: Brandon Angel booking photo | Kings County Sheriff’s Office
A Kings County man was recently arrested after allegedly being found in possession of a ghost gun and meth paraphernalia, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Around 11:30 on Christmas Eve 2021, a deputy pulled a vehicle over for expired registration in the area of 18th and Jackson Avenues. The vehicle had three occupants — two adults, and a six-year-old child, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The adult passenger, identified as 33-year-old Brandon Angel, was found to be on active probation and thus subject to search. Angel reportedly confessed to having an illegal item in his possession, but didn’t want to say what it was in front of the child and so got out of the car, at which point he reportedly told the deputy that he had a loaded gun in his jacket pocket.
After placing Angel in cuffs, the deputy searched him and reportedly found a “ghost gun” Glock loaded with 10 rounds, as well as a glass pipe that had recently been used to smoke methamphetamine, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Angel was ultimately booked at the Kings County Jail on a variety of charges, including carrying a concealed weapon inside a vehicle, removing or altering the serial number on a weapon, and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. His bail was set at $100,000.