Grayson man gets 3 years for making and selling silencers

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(8/30/18) A Grayson man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to manufacturing and selling firearm silencers.

Dustin B. Demoss, 32, of Grayson, Louisiana, was sentenced to three years in prison by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of illegally selling and manufacturing firearm silencers.

He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.

According to the September 7, 2016 guilty plea, the ATF conducted a controlled purchase of three firearm silencers in May 2016 from a target who later identified Demoss as the manufacturer of the silencers.

Demoss sold the silencers from a Facebook site called “Angel of Death Tactical,” which was not licensed under federal law. A search was conducted at Demoss’ residence on May 19, 2016.

Several firearms were seized with silencers attached, as well as assorted silencer parts with drilled baffles and end caps, other assorted parts for making silencers, and boxes of parts showing mailing information that they were imported from India. Demoss also had drill presses used to complete the manufacture of silencers. The ATF conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Crawford prosecuted the case.

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