Two men arrested for allegedly toting ghost guns while drunk in public
A call about a suspicious person carrying a gun led to two arrests for alleged unlawful firearm possession, according to the Kings County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 4:30 in the morning on Sunday, June 19, deputies responded to the area of Alkali Drive and Jersey Avenue; Tribal Police had reported a person with a gun tucked into his waistband behaving antagonistically at the front gate of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Responding deputies made contact with two men rather than one, identified as Adrean Anthony and Desmond Andrews. Deputies reportedly found a loaded .9mm ghost gun in Anthony’s waistband, which they say was equipped with a selector switch modification that allows it to function as a fully automatic weapon.
Deputies also searched a backpack Andrews had been carrying and found another loaded ghost gun. Both men appeared to be intoxicated and claimed to be coming home from a wedding, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Both were ultimately arrested and booked on numerous firearm charges, as well as possession of a large-capacity magazine and public intoxication, the Sheriff’s Office said.