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Posted on: June 9, 2022

RING THAT SOLD 'GHOST GUNS' TAKEN DOWN BY BUCKS COUNTY DETECTIVES, BRISTOL TOWNSHIP POLICE

Nicholas Pentz

The Bucks County Detectives Drug Strike Force and Bristol Township Police Department took down a gun and drug ring they say supplied methamphetamine and firearms, including untraceable “ghost guns” and fully automatic weapons, in the Lower Bucks County and Northern Philadelphia areas. 

Following a yearlong investigation into the Pentz Drug and Gun Distribution Organization that included the purchase of guns and methamphetamine through confidential informants, Bucks County Detectives served three warrants on Tuesday and Wednesday, leading to the arrests of two men, both convicted felons, and the recovery of suspected drugs, money and several firearms. 

A criminal complaint filed on Wednesday June 8, 2022, alleges the Pentz Drug and Gun Distribution Organization has been in operation in Bucks County since 2021 as a source supplier of methamphetamine, assault style rifles, handguns, and other firearms. The organization offered direct access to multiple types of firearms to include fully automatic firearms as well as parts to modify weapons to make them more dangerous. 

“I can’t think of a deadlier combination than criminals motivated by illegal guns, meth and money,” District Attorney Matt Weintraub said. “Thanks to the incredible work of our Drug Strike Force, and its law enforcement partners, we’ve taken some of each off our streets with this bust and seizure. Bucks County is much safer for it. These kinds of investigations, arrests and seizures will continue to be a priority for us.”

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