Agents of the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad (CMANS) recovered almost 50 weapons, some illegally altered, from the Canton home of a felon Wednesday.
According to information released by the Cherokee Sheriff's Office, CMANS agents had received a tip about drugs being kept in the home of 58-year-old Joseph Poss of Canton.
When agents arrived at the home in the 200 block of William Bobo Drive, there were no drugs to be found. According to the Sheriff's Office, agents did find 46 firearms, at least eight of which were illegal, fully automatic assault weapons.
Agents also discovered three "military pyrotechnic devices" at Poss' home, which were taken and disposed of by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The Sheriff's Office said that Poss was arrested and charged with possession of firearms by a convicted felon, possession of fully automatic weapons, and possession of weapons altered to an illegal length. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has been consulted to see if additional charges should be brought against Poss.
Poss posted a $33,600 bond and was released from the Cherokee Adult Detention Facility Thursday morning.