Reporting Kai Jackson
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police raid an East Baltimore home looking for drugs, but what they find inside is much scarier. An arsenal of weapons, including three assault rifles, and bulletproof vests.
Kai Jackson has more on the shocking discovery.
Police say the amount of ammunition they found inside that East Baltimore house had the potential for a violent ending.
Baltimore police raided a house Tuesday night in the 100 block of North Kenwood. Officers say they seized guns, drugs and money inside the East Baltimore home.
“It happened through an undercover investigation where detectives bought in an undercover capacity narcotics out of this house,” said Anthony Guglielmi, Baltimore Police Department.
Police arrested 29-year-old Fransico Milos and 29-year-old Lynnie Lewis, who live in the home.
Police say Milos is a convicted felon from Florida, and prohibited from owning guns.
Officers say the guns, drugs and money were evidence of a drug operation. But the discovery of 7,500 rounds of ammunition had detectives concerned that something more sinister was in the works.
Jackson: “Tyrone Smith, this is a picture of the suspect. Do you know him?”
Smith: “I’ve seen him, I don’t know him. I’ve seen him around the area.”
Jackson: “What’s he like?”
Smith: “He’s a nice guy.”
When asked why he was so heavily armed, police say Milos told them: “He was preparing for the war,” but he didn’t elaborate.
Police say Milos had three handguns, three rifles, including an AK-47 and an AR-15, and one shotgun. They also recovered body armor.
“It’s troublesome to hear that someone would have this type of weaponry in their homes while selling drugs. Also equipped with bulletproof vest equipment,” said Guglielmi.
Police tell WJZ that Fransico Milos is being held on $450,000 bond. The woman living inside the house with him, Lynnie Lewis, is being held on $50,000 bond.
Meantime, the investigation continues.
Police say Lynnie Lewis was arrested because there were drugs in the bedroom she shared with Milos.