Long Island Man Charged With Making Ghost Guns

Sep 11, 2019

A Long Island man was indicted this week for building “ghost guns” with untraceable parts.

Christopher Swanson was arrested last month at a Ronkonkoma hotel. Police say they found an assault rifle and an automatic handgun.

Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini says the defendant was assembling “ghost guns,” weapons that don’t have a serial number and are assembled with untraceable parts.

Swanson’s attorney says his client was a “hobbyist” who didn’t know he was breaking the law.

Swanson also faces drug charges because police found 800 bags of heroin in his hotel room.