WORCESTER - A federal grand jury in Worcester indicted a local man for on Monday on charges related to manufacturing and selling firearms, including ghost guns.
Mickie Simmons, 31, of Brookfield, faces charges of conspiracy to deal firearms without a license, dealing firearms without a license and being a felon in possession of ammunition.
According to federal prosecutors, Simmons sold a confidential source both ammunition and ghost guns on two occasions, in March and May. A search of Simmons' residence found five ghost guns, including an AR-15 short-barrel rifle, 15 ghost gun kits,, components of assault-style rifles and several other firearms. Authorities seized over $25,000 in cash in the search.
A ghost gun is a firearm manufactured by an individual, not a manufacturer.
Simmons has convictions for breaking and entering, larceny and conspiracy in 2014, which resulted in incarceration for 18 months and prohibits him from possession of a firearm.
The charges of conspiracy and dealing firearms without a license both provide for a sentence of up to five years in prison, and a fine of up to a $250,000.
The charges of being a felon in possession of ammunition provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, and a fine of up to a $250,000