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Chico police say ghost gun with threaded barrel qualifies as an assault weapon under Calif. law

The Chico Police Department arrested a felon with a ghost gun during a Saturday night traffic stop.

Posted: Jun 6, 2021 11:07 AM
Updated: Jun 6, 2021 11:15 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Saturday night in Chico a police officer ended up making an arrest for possession of a fully-loaded 9mm Glock style “ghost gun” after a traffic-related stop. The officer also said more than ½ pound of cannabis was also located inside of the vehicle during the search.

Chico police said the officer “developed probable cause” to search 36-year-old Kasean Lesiel Carillo Wood and his vehicle. The officer said the driver was pulled over for a vehicle code infraction and was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop.


Kasean Wood

Wood’s vehicle was stopped and searched Saturday night at approximately 10:40 p.m. near Esplanade and W. 10th Avenue.

Police described the ghost gun as a handgun assembled by the end-user that does not have a serial number. They said this particular ghost gun had a threaded barrel which made it capable of accepting a sound suppressor. The threaded barrel, said police, qualified the handgun as an “assault weapon” under California law.

Wood was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, an assault weapon, and ammunition. He was also charged for carrying a concealed firearm and for cannabis possession.

Woods was taken to the Butte County Jail after his arrest.

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