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Bust nets numerous guns, pills in Martin Co.

Authorities have seized dozens of guns and thousands of pills from a home in Martin County. Sheriff's deputies believe 64-year-old Harold Doug Johnson was running a pawn business, trading guns for pills. Johnson faces a list of charges including drug trafficking and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Deputies raided his home on Doug Johnson Lane on Sunday. Sheriff Preece says this was not a legal pawn shop. He says it appears the owner, Harold Doug Johnson, was trading guns and other items for drugs. Deputies say they found 38 guns in the house along with 1,976 pills, mostly oxycontin, loracet, hydrocodone, xanax, and soma. Deputies are still investigating where the nearly two thousand pills came from and say more charges or arrests are possible.

Filed under: Martin Co. | Prescription pill abuse | Arrests | Police investigate


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