Police: Hudson Valley Couple Owned Multiple Illegal Guns, Ammo
Two Hudson Valley residents were arrested after police allegedly found five illegal handguns, four shotguns, a rifle, over 1,000 rounds of ammo and more in their home.
On Friday around 1 p.m., the Town of Marlborough Police Department received a tip that a woman was attempting to sell an unregistered handgun.
The woman, 49-year-old Leasha L. Ladow of Marlborough, was arrested after she was allegedly found in possession of a handgun. She was charged with criminal sale of a firearm, a felony.
The Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT) was called to help. An investigation determined that Ladow and her roommate owned more illegal firearms, police say.
URGENT and the Town of Marlborough Police later executed a search warrant at their home on Route 9W in the Town of Marlborough.
Inside the home police allegedly found five unregistered handguns, four shotguns, one rifle, two metal knuckle knives, one switchblade knife and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
Ladow’s roommate, 34-year-old Aaron L. Busch, came home during the search and is accused for fleeing the area once he noticed police at his home. Police pursued and quickly stopped him on Route 9W.
Both were charged with five-counts of criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, all felonies, and three-counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.
The pair face more charges as the investigation continues, police say. Both were remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 secured bond.
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