Pennsylvania authorities on Wednesday announced charges against a couple after they found nearly $ 1 million worth of meth, six ghost weapons and Nazi paraphernalia in their home during a raid.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the charges against Christopher Weikert and Tara Gallucci on Friday after agents from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigations and the Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team conducted a search of the home on Wednesday. the couple.
The residence was located in Northampton Borough, part of the Lehigh Valley area, approximately 70 miles north of Philadelphia.
Researchers discovered 21.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of $ 968,200, Shapiro’s office said in a statement. They also discovered “six fully assembled ghost weapons, three 80 percent receivers used to make ghost weapons, four assault rifles, three sidearms and various ghost weapon parts, along with drug and Nazi paraphernalia.”
So-called ghost weapons are homemade firearms that are often made from parts purchased online and do not have traceable serial numbers. They have recently been the subject of executive actions by President Joe Biden, intended to curb their use through federal regulations.
Authorities put Galluci, 34, into custody during the raid, but Weikert, 34, fled the scene and remains at large, authorities said.
Both suspects have been convicted of felons and are now facing two dozen drug and firearms charges, Shaprio’s office said.
“People have the right to feel safe in their homes and in the neighborhoods where they live and work – and arms and drug dealers are eroding that basic right,” Shaprio said. streets. “