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State Police Arrest Groton Man with Multiple “Ghost Guns”


New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at Ithaca arrested 23 year old Samual H. Bucko of Groton, NY on June 24th.

Troopers charged him with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, criminal mischief in the second degree, all felonies.

He was also charged with menacing in the second degree, and aggravated harassment in the second degree, both misdemeanors.

During an investigation the day prior (June 23) troopers found that Bucko threatened a victim with a gun and then caused over $1,900 worth of damage to the victim’s vehicle and made threatening phone calls to that victim.

Further investigation showed that Bucko was in possession of an illegal “Ghost” assault rifle, an illegal 9mm “ghost handgun” and in possession of a magazine that is not NY SAFE ACT compliant.

Ghost guns are untraceable firearms that have no serial numbers and can be acquired without background checks.

Samual H. Bucko was processed and released on his own recognizance.

It is noted the judge also issued an order of protection for the victim.

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