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Columbiana County man accused of making illegal firearm silencers

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A federal grand jury has handed up a four count indictment against a Columbiana County man accusing him of violating firearms regulations.

Brent See is charged with making, dealing and possessing unregistered and unlicensed silencers.

According to documents filed in U.S. district court in Youngstown, agents from the U.S. Postal Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched See's Signal Road home in January.

According to an affidavit, the investigating ATF agent says he made purchases over the internet of three kits which were assembled to make a device that diminishes the report of a firearm. The agent says that the purchases were traced back to See.

The search inventory indicates that during the search on See's home, agents seized numerous parts that could be used to make silencers, also known as suppressors.

In addition, agents removed a dozen firearms, numerous containers of ammunition, magazines, computers and paperwork.

Court documents say the search and seizure was in relation to an investigation into the manufacture of firearms without having paid a special occupational tax; possessing and transporting an unregistered firearm; possessing a firearm not identified by a serial number and engaging in firearms business without a license.

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