http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Sa ... 3350198598Weapons seized during eviction
Richmond Times-Dispatch Mar 14, 2007
Richmond deputies seized a small arsenal of weapons during an eviction of a rental property in South Richmond, the city sheriff's office announced yesterday.
The weapons -- 38 rifles and 28 handguns, along with what officials described as enough ammunition to fill a pickup truck -- were confiscated during an eviction in the 3400 block of Mike Road, a short residential street just north of the Philip Morris plant and west of Commerce Road.
Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. said the guns were found Feb. 28 as deputies performed a safety check before allowing movers to enter the rental home. The owner of the guns told deputies he is a weapons collector, according to a statement released by the sheriff's office. Officials said he has no criminal record.
Woody said the stockpile would remain in the custody of the sheriff's office until the weapons can be checked with Richmond police and federal authorities to make sure they are legal.
"Given the sheer quantity of weapons, we had to ensure community safety and verify that these weapons were not part of any illegal transactions," Woody said. -- Jim Nolan