top story

Deputies: 15-year-old Bradenton teen had drugs, semi-automatic rifle loaded with 41 rounds

  • 0

MANATEE CO., Fla. (WWSB) -- A 15-year-old Bradenton teen was arrested on drug charges and for having a 110-round capacity semi-automatic rifle.

Detectives found the teen with a .22 caliber GSG firearm with a drum style magazine attached (110 round capacity), according to the report. The firearm was loaded with 41 rounds. 

The GSG522.net web site says the rifle "holds 5 times what the single 22 round magazine can hold so you can go out shooting targets or varmints with this magazine alone and never reload or just reload a couple times for 220 rounds…sounds like a blast."

The Sheriff's Special Investigations Division searched a home on 6th Street E on Tuesday where they said they had seen the teen conducting several narcotics transactions.

During the search, detectives said they found 2.1 grams of marijuana, 0.1 grams of methylone, 0.3 grams of powder cocaine, along with a scale and packaging materials.

The teen, whose identity is being withheld, is on supervised release for home invasion robbery. Nobody was injured during the operation.