A Lee’s Summit, Missouri, man who illegally purchased 15 firearms pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing firearms and to making a false statement on a federal form in order to purchase those firearms.
Miller also pleaded guilty to one count of making a false written statement on a federal form, falsely claiming that he was not an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance, in order to purchase a firearm from an Independence, Missouri, pawn shop.
By pleading guilty, Miller admitted that he illegally purchased, or attempted to purchase, more than 15 firearms from five licensed firearms dealers from Sept. 29, 2016, to March 19, 2018.
During a search, officers found an M&P15 rifle with a 30-round magazine with 25 rounds, .223 caliber casings, a 15-round Glock magazine loaded with 15 rounds, one orange needle cap, a spoon with brown residue that field-tested positive for heroin, and a used syringe containing .55 grams of red dark liquid.
It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Lee’s Summit, Mo., Police Department, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, and the Independence, Mo., Police Department.