Cops: We Found a Guy Hoarding 7K Guns

Sheriff believes most of them were stolen
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 25, 2015 2:50 PM CDT
A stash of guns.   (AP Photo/Humboldt County Sheriffs)

(Newser) – Authorities say they have seized thousands of guns from a house and warehouse in South Carolina. Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks tells WBTV that deputies seized more than 7,000 guns from the property near Pageland, and that he believes the vast majority were stolen. The guns filled up a tractor-trailer. Authorities say four-wheel vehicles, chainsaws, and other items found on the property also were believed stolen. The weapons were discovered Friday when authorities brought a subpoena to the house.

Authorities say a man living there had been arrested previously on drug charges in North Carolina and faces charges related to stolen property. The sheriff says the suspect appears to have been hoarding the guns, most of which were hunting rifles or shotguns, and there's no evidence he sold any. "None of us have ever seen anything anywhere close to this," says Brooks.

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