Baltimore police seized three assault rifles and more than 7,000 rounds of ammunition in a drug raid on an East Baltimore house just north of Patterson Park.
Francisco G. Milos, 29, reportedly told officers he had the weapons because he was "preparing for the war," according to charging documents. When one of the arresting officers, Sgt. Lennardo Bailey, asked him who was going to be part of the war, Milos did not reply, police say.
The search warrant was executed on the home in the 100 block of N. Kenwood Ave. in the Baltimore-Linwood neighborhood at 9 p.m. Wednesday, the result of an investigation that included undercover purchases of marijuana from the location, police said.
Police recovered two "military-type bulletproof vests" and suspected marijuana from the home, court records show. Inside a safe in the basement, they found and seized thousands of dollars in cash, two AK-47 assault rifles, a gun described as an AR-15-style assault rifle, 7,500 rounds of ammunition, a shotgun and various handguns.
Milos' girlfriend, Lynnie Lewis, 29, was tracked down at her job and charged because of the presence of drugs in their shared bedroom, police said.
Milos, a convicted felon stemming from a 2004 burglary charge in Florida, was charged with drug and gun-related offenses, and was being held on $450,000 bond, while Lewis faces drug-related charges and was being held on $50,000 bond.