Oklahoma City firearms dealer indicted

Thursday, January 6th 2005, 1:07 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A federal grand jury has indicted a former licensed firearms dealer on allegations he illegally sold weapons.

James Gordon Hamilton III, 50, was charged with five felony counts alleging he sold guns to undercover detectives and a former felon in exchange for cash and cocaine, according to the indictment made public on Wednesday.

Search warrants were served in December at the home of Hamilton's father in northwest Oklahoma City, Hamilton's Norman home and a south Oklahoma City storage facility.

Federal officers found in bedrooms, closets, garages and bathrooms more than 62,500 rounds of ammunition and 78 guns. The weapons stock included Russian- and Czech- made assault rifles, Remington shotguns and semiautomatic weapons and equipment to convert semiautomatic weapons to automatic.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives records showed he had been a federal firearms licensed dealer but gave up his license in 1995.