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IMPD seizes 11 guns, ammunition and 3D printable device that makes AR-15 fully automatic

An 18-year-old was arrested after officers seized six handguns, an AR-15, four long guns, ammunition and a 3D printable device that makes any AR-15 fully automatic.
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An Indiana man was arrested after officers seized six handguns, an AR-15, four long guns, and a 3D printable device that makes AR-15s fully automatic.

CLAYTON, Ind. — An 18-year-old was arrested after a monthslong investigation into a person of interest in multiple shootings and selling switches, an illegal device that transforms a semi-automatic handgun into a fully automatic “machine gun.”

On their website, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives describes switches as, “a relatively simple, albeit illegal, device that allows a conventional semi-automatic Glock pistol to function as a fully automatic firearm. The switch is classified as a machine gun under federal law.”

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For months, IMPD said its officers investigated a person of interest in multiple shootings, including one into an occupied home and another that resulted in a person being shot. 

This investigation led officers to 18-year-old Noah Phillips of Clayton, Indiana. 

IMPD believed Phillips was shooting a fully automatic Glock and AR-15, as well as selling switches and marijuana. 

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IMPD, with the help of the Hendricks County SWAT Team and Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team, searched Phillips' home. They also searched his parents' home. 

These two searches, plus a traffic stop, led officers to find the following:

  • Six handguns
  • An AR-15
  • Four long guns
  • A 3D printable AR-15 full auto drop-in sear that makes any AR-15 fully automatic
  • Two drum magazines
  • Ammunition
  • Marijuana

Phillips was arrested and later charged with the felonies for possession of a machine gun and operating a loaded machine gun. He was also charged with a misdemeanor for possession of marijuana.  

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