Dozens of guns found in New York dental office basement, dentist charged

A New York dentist was charged with criminal possession of a weapon after police found 20 illegal guns in the basement of his dental office, ABC7 NY reported Feb. 17.

Paul Carey, DDS, 62, lives above his dental office in Massapequa, N.Y., according to the report. On Feb. 16, Nassau County police say a 33-year-old employee saw Dr. Carey with a handgun on the floor above his dental office.The employee left the scene and called police, according to the report. 

Dr . Carey was arrested without incident, police said in a Feb. 18 news release.

Investigators found 20 illegal guns, 18 of which were "ghost guns," or untraceable guns assembled by the user. They also found seven silencers, 61 high-capacity magazines and about 3,000 rounds of ammunition, according to the police department's news release. 

Dr. Carey was charged with first, second and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 28, according to court records.

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