A Massachusetts man already on probation for drug charges was arrested by authorities on gun and drug charges after Massachusetts State Police said they seized 12 illegally-owned firearms, more than 3,100 rounds of illegally-owned ammunition and assorted pills.
Stephen Buckman, 53, of Holbrook was arrested Friday after an investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Crime Gun Unit, with assistance from other state police units and Holbrook Police.
On Thursday, troopers applied for a search warrant for a garage bay at 763 South St. in Holbrook, a business location affiliated with Buckman, who works as a self-employed mechanic.
The following morning, on Friday, troopers and police set up surveillance at two locations, the garage and Buckman’s home on Juniper Street in Holbrook. Around 7:45 a.m., authorities forced their way into the garage and searched it, state police said.
Inside the garage police said they seized the following items: * 11 handguns (semi-automatic pistols and revolvers) * A .22-caliber rifle * More than 3,100 rounds of assorted ammunition * Handgun magazines (some of them large-capacity magazines) * A pill bottle containing assorted types of pills, including Oxycodone, Suboxone, Methadone, Clonazepam, Trazodone, Naloxone, and Cyclobenzaprine, wrapped in clear plastic baggies with knotted ends * A special police officer’s badge * Firearms cases and a scale
Several of the firearms had been reported stolen. One pistol and one revolver also had defaced serial numbers, state police said. Buckman, according to authorities, does not have a license to carry a firearm or a firearms identification card.
Authorities then went to Buckman’s home around 11 a.m. Buckman came to the door and he was placed under arrest. Buckman was already on probation on a heroin possession with intent to distribute charge.
Buckman was charged with 12 counts of illegal possession of a firearm and several other gun and drug charges.
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