Authorities Make Unprecedented 116-Gun Seizure in Drug Bust

Cincinnati police, with assistance from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office B.U.R.N. Task Force, made an impressive drug bust last week following a two-year drug trafficking investigation in Butler County, Ohio.

But they found more than just drugs in a little home on Autumn Lane.

The target of their investigation, 30-year-old Alexey Gibson, was apprehended on February 1st when police pulled him over in his vehicle. There, they found 10 guns, 100 grams of cocaine, five pounds of marijuana, digital scales and $30,000.

After a warrant of his residence was then granted and during the search, police made an unprecedented seizure of 116 guns including revolvers, semi-automatic handguns, and rifles – some loaded and plenty of ammunition throughout the house.
More that 100 firearms seized from a West Chester Twp. home displayed at the Butler County Sheriff_s Office. NICK GRAHAMSTAFF Staff Writer (1)

“You see there is every kind of gun there is here,” said Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. “These are guns that have been taken off the streets.”

Gibson, who is believed to be in the country legally from Ukraine, is charged with drug trafficking, carrying a concealed weapon and improper transport of firearms in a vehicle. He is in jail at the Hamilton County Justice on $650,000 bond.

Sheriff Jones also mentioned in a press conference yesterday, that there have been three officer-involved shootings in Butler County in the past 12 months.

“It is very important that we all work together (to get guns off the streets),” he said.

Law enforcement officials did not say why they believe Gibson had the guns or what he was going to do with them, but Cincinnati Police Col. Michael John said the investigation is ongoing and now involves federal authorities.

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