Traffic stop leads deputies to drugs, suspected 3D gun manufacturing at Bellingham house

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A 34-year-old Bellingham man has been arrested following a visitors cease with Whatcom County Sheriff’s Workplace deputies that led to discovery of fentanyl and a search of his residence discovered proof he was promoting medication and manufacturing untraceable weapons.

In response to an affidavit of possible trigger filed by prosecutors in Whatcom County Superior Courtroom, the visitors cease was carried out by deputies on Could 14th in Cornwall Park in Bellingham. The motive force admitted to and was discovered with 3 ounces of white powder, which later examined constructive for fentanyl, in separate ounce-sized baggies. Through the cease, a automobile arrived on the similar car parking zone and the driving force admitted they have been there to buy medication from him.

A search of the stopped automobile positioned elements for Glock-style handguns in luggage.

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A search of the driving force’s residence positioned the next.

  • a 3D printer with a number of spools of polymer used to make computer-generated objects
  • 3 assembled Glock-style handguns with loaded magazines inserted, 2 assembled from 3D printed frames
  • a suppressor (firearm silencer)
  • handgun magazines together with 1 that appeared to have been 3D printed
  • 6 polymer handgun frames that appeared to have been 3D printed
  • baggies, scales, paraphernalia, and so on. related to drug gross sales

The suspect, recognized as Austin Grimme, was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail.

Grimme has prior felony convictions for 1st-degree illegal possession of a firearm, manufacture/supply of a managed substance, 2nd-degree housebreaking, residential housebreaking, 2nd-degree malicious mischief and 1st-degree possession of stolen property.

At a Could 14th preliminary listening to, the courtroom set bail at $150,000 bond or $15,000 money.

As of Could twenty first, Grimme remained in custody on the jail. Arraignment is scheduled for Could twenty fourth.

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