Arrest made, several weapons seized from Southington home

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A Southington man was arrested Tuesday on several weapons charges after allegedly trying to sell an assault rifle.

Police say that Southington officers, along with the Connecticut State Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms, and the Central Region Emergency Response Team, served a search warrant at 35 Darling Street, Apt. Q. 

Police had received an anonymous tip that someone was attempting to sell an assault rifle from that home, which led to an investigation. 

As a result of that warrant, 24-year-old Quac Hao Lam, of that apartment, was found to be in possession of a loaded Sig Sauer semi automatic handgun and three fully loaded magazines for the weapon in his pocket. He also allegedly admitted to owning six rifles that were in a storage unit which he then gave police access to. 

The storage unit was then found to have two 12 gauge shotguns, two .22 caliber rifles, and one 7.62 mm rifle, all registered to Lam. He was also found to have a one short barreled AR-15 type weapon without a stock and without a serial number. 

Additionally, the search of the storage unit also led police to seize assorted calibers of ammunition, 11 high capacity magazines, two boxes and two belts of shotgun shells, and four .22 caliber magazines.

In Lam’s apartment, police say there was four uncompleted assault rifle lower receiver parts, five semi automatic handguns, two tasers, body armor, assorted high capacity magazines for handguns, a drill press and tools that was used to work on/build firearms, as well as over 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

Lam was charged with Possession of a Handgun without a Permit, 29 counts of Possession of High Capacity Magazines, and Possession of an Assault Weapon. He was held on a $250,000 bond. 

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