A 64-year-old man is facing a number of weapons charges after a search of his Plumstead Township home turned up a fully automatic “ghost gun” and a rifle with an obliterated serial number, the Bucks County DA’s office said.
Scott Allen McCaughey, of the 4900 block of Durham Road, was charged with two counts of prohibited possession of a firearm and one count each of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and possession of a controlled substance. Based on his criminal history, which included a 1980 felony conviction for robbery, McCaughey is not allowed to possess a firearm.
He was arraigned on Friday, April 29, by District Judge Frank W. Peranteau Sr. who set bail at $75,000, 10 percent.
On Thursday, April 28, police served a search warrant at 6 p.m. at McCaughey’s home on Durham Road. Police located one black fully automatic M4 rifle, with no serial numbers displayed, along with a bolt-action rifle with an obliterated serial number. McCaughey was also in possession of two clear baggies of a crystal rock substance that was consistent in appearance to methamphetamine.
Police said McCaughey admitted to knowingly possessing the firearms illegally based on his prior convictions, according to a criminal complaint. The search of his home also uncovered milling equipment McCaughey used in the manufacture of firearms, parts to manufacture more firearms and ammunition and magazines, investigators said.