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Plano Police Respond to Disturbance, Uncover Stolen Ghost Guns and Prohibited Weapon

On the evening of October 22, 2023, at approximately 09:30 pm, Plano Police officers responded to a weapons call in the 8400 block of White Sands Dr. Authorities had been alerted to a disturbance in front of a residence, with reports indicating that an individual might have been held at gunpoint.

Upon their arrival at the scene, officers encountered four individuals outside the residence. It appeared that one of the subjects had been physically restraining another on the ground. Concerned for the safety of all involved, the officers inquired about the presence of any firearms in the vicinity.

Several of the individuals informed the officers that a loaded pistol was located on top of a vehicle owned by one of the subjects. An officer took immediate action to unload the pistol to ensure the safety of those present. However, as the officer approached the vehicle, they noticed the passenger car door was wide open, revealing another pistol resting on the passenger seat beside a black ski mask. This second firearm was also unloaded to secure the scene.

During this process, the officer conducted a standard computer check on the two pistols. It was revealed that one of the firearms had been reported as stolen, while the other had no identifying markings and could not be verified through the system. These untraceable firearms without identifying markers are commonly referred to as Privately Made Firearms (PMF) or "ghost guns" due to their inability to be traced.

Weapons recovered

Upon discovering the stolen firearm and identifying the second weapon as a "ghost gun," officers proceeded to search the vehicle. Inside a television box, they uncovered a short-barreled AR15 rifle (SBR) that had been modified to function as a fully automatic weapon. Similar to the other firearms, this rifle lacked any identifying markings, further categorizing it as a "ghost gun." Its design also made it a prohibited weapon.

Subsequently, three out of the four subjects were arrested for Disorderly Conduct. Two of the detained individuals faced additional charges, including Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Theft of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

Given the nature of the incident and the discovery of untraceable firearms, potential federal charges are pending in this case.

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