Local authorities with the help of federal agents arrested a New Hampshire man for trafficking firearms and ammo into Massachusetts, the Tewksbury Police Department announced Oct. 20.
John Miller, 29, was arrested on a host of charges in Tewksbury, which is about a 30-mile drive from his home in Milford, New Hampshire. Charges include:
- trafficking firearms,
- sale of an assault weapon,
- sale of a large capacity shotgun,
- carrying a firearm without a license,
- possession of a large capacity assault rifle,
- possession of a large capacity shotgun,
- unlicensed sale of ammunition,
- possession of ammunition without a license,
- commission of a felony while being armed,
- and 11 counts of possession of a large capacity feeding device.
Tewksbury detectives along with Special Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives began investigating Miller after his alleged attempts to sell firearms in Tewksbury and at least one other Massachusetts municipality.
Miller agreed to meet with an undercover ATF agent at the Holiday Inn in Tewksbury. He sold undercover agent an assault rifle, shotgun, and more than 3,000 rounds of ammo.
After Miller was arrested, investigators searched his car and found a loaded handgun and more ammunition. He was arraigned at a Lowell District Court on Oct. 21.
Court documents were not publicly available in time for publication.