Kentucky State Police run in felon with 26 guns (PHOTOS)

State Police acted on a tip and found 18 long arms and 8 handguns (Photos: KSP)

State Police acted on a tip and found 18 long arms and 8 handguns (Photos: KSP)

KSP teamed up with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office to charge a man with numerous weapons charges on Sunday.

Arrested was Ray W. Powers, 48, of Murray, a city of about 38,000 in Western Kentucky. An investigation found Powers with 18 long guns and 8 handguns as well as what was described in a statement by KSP as “body armor, other explosives paraphernalia, and a substantial amount of ammunition.”

Powers was booked into the Calloway County Jail on 18 counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon–Class D felonies carrying a punishment of between one to five years in prison each– and 8 counts of Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon– which are Class C felonies that run up to 10 years each.

The Jail docket shows Powers was also charged on Tuesday with possession of marijuana and trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces). He is pending release on a $5,000 bond and does not have a court date set.

The images released by the state police show a motley collection of handguns including a Browning Hi-Power, a small frame Glock and several low-end pocket pistols. Some empty grenade bodies rest near 11 blue-painted practice grenade fuze heads.

The long guns are a collection that includes what looks like a couple of STEN bodies, several wooden-stocked bolt-action hunting rifles, what looks like an old Ithaca pump gun, a bubba-fied Short Magazine Lee Enfield and what could be a very sweet Valmet Hunter .308 which is kinda rare– especially if the mags shown in the photo above fit it, as those can run $150 by themselves.

Incidentally, KSP holds confiscated weapon auctions every few months.


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