BOSTON (WBSM) —A Fall River man is charged after investigation revealed his illegal possession of multiple firearms and assault weapons that were stored in a facility unit.

In August 2023, a joint investigation led to Joshua Rosa-Reyes, 19, being served with a license to carry revocation and firearm surrender order. Investigators seized a total of 30 firearms, including 16 assault weapons, 46 large-capacity magazines and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Further investigation led to a search warrant of Rosa-Reyes' Fall River residence, where authorities discovered numerous large-capacity magazines, ammunition and documentation revealing that Rosa-Reyes rented a storage locker in Fall River.

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After searching the storage locker, police say they found an illegally possessed AK-47 assault weapon, an illegally possessed .357 Magnum revolver, ammunition, over one hundred large-capacity feeding devices, and various other gun parts.

Courtesy MA Attorney General's Office
Courtesy MA Attorney General's Office

A second storage unit in the same facility connected to Rosa-Reyes was also searched by police. Inside, they say they found a heat-sealed plastic bag containing one gray and orange Glock-style ghost gun and $10,000 cash hidden in a plastic container.

Rosa-Reyes faces charges for possession of an assault weapon, possession of a large capacity weapon/feeding device, and possession of ammunition without a license to carry/firearm identification card.

"I am deeply proud of the work conducted by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office and the partnership of other state and federal law enforcement agencies in this case," said Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell.

"When assault weapons and large capacity magazines are off the streets, our communities are safer, and the public is better protected from the harms of gun violence," she said.

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