Police seize 46 weapons, arrest man after search of Canton home - KMSP-TV

Police seize 46 weapons, arrest man after search of Canton home

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CANTON, Ga. -

A Cherokee County man is facing felony charges after police found dozens of weapons in his home.

Authorities say they seized 46 weapons after searching Joseph Poss' home on William Bobo Drive in Canton on Wednesday.

Authorities said that many of the weapons they found were illegally altered. Some of the shotguns were sawed off, police said. At least eight of the guns are believed to be fully automatic assault weapons, according to police.

Poss, who has a previous armed robbery conviction from the1970s, told authorities that he was just collecting the weapons. He is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of fully automatic weapons and possession of weapons altered to an illegal length. He could face 46 years in prison.

The search was conducted after police received an anonymous tip about drugs. No drugs were found in the home, according to officials.

Poss was booked into the Cherokee Adult Detention Center and was released Thursday on a $33,600 bond.

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