Search nets $50,000 in marijuana, 24 firearms in Gambrills

Anne Arundel County police recovered $50,000 worth of marijuana plants and two dozen firearms, most of them unregistered, in a search and seizure operation in a Gambrills home on Friday.

Police arrested 53-year-old Nicholas Vincent Dominick, who lives at the home, at 528 Watts Ave., and was there when police arrived. Dominick is charged with various counts of drug- and gun-related offenses.

Police had received several complaints about marijuana being grown at the home, which is about a quarter of a mile from Arundel High School. Officers found 46 marijuana plants, each 5-6 feet tall, in a fenced area of the backyard.

Inside the home were 11 handguns, five shotguns and eight assault rifles, one of them an AK-47 assault rifle, along with a cache of ammunition, police said. Fourteen of the firearms were not registered, police said. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms will follow up to determine whether the weapons were possessed illegally.

Dominick was held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center overnight and released Saturday on $25,000 bond.

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