One arrested after police find 'ghost guns,' drugs during search

Aimee Ambrose
York Dispatch

So-called “ghost guns” were among drugs and other items taken from a York City home as part of a police operation that also led to one man’s arrest early Thursday morning.

In general, ghost guns are weapons that are typically assembled out of parts from kits and don’t have serial numbers. The kits can be purchased online or at gun shows without background checks.

Officers with the York County Drug Task Force, the Quick Response Team, the sheriff’s office and Pennsylvania State Police served a warrant to search the home at 105 S. Richland Ave. They found two ghost guns, methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and other contraband inside, according to a news release from the York County District Attorney’s Office.

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Andrew Wells

Police arrested Andrew Wells, 44, of York City, as part of the investigation. He was taken into custody on drug delivery and weapons charges, as well as on a warrant out of New Jersey for drug and firearms violations, the release states.

Kyle King, the chief administrator at the DA’s office, said the ghost guns from the search were handguns.

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— Aimee Ambrose can be reached at aambrose@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter: @aimee_TYD.

Evidence, including two ghost guns (top left and center), are displayed after police searched a home in the 100 block of South Richland Avenue in York City in the early morning of Dec. 30.