Man accused of dealing in firearms illegally
State police accused a Prospect man of dealing firearms after several guns, parts and tools were found in his home, according to charges filed Thursday, Sept. 21.
Nicholas T. Heath, 43, is not permitted to possess firearms due to a previous burglary conviction, police said.
Following a search of his home in May, he was charged with three counts of felony prohibited possession of a firearm and two counts of felony making repairs/selling offensive weapons.
Police said they conducted surveillance on Heath’s home May 10, due to outstanding warrants and reports that he was dealing firearms out of his home.
Heath was stopped by police as he was about to leave the home, and documents showed he disclosed having guns in his home that belonged to his wife and father.
Upon conducting a search, police found a Glock 42 handgun, an AR-15, a 9 mm handgun, a jig for an AR-15, various gun parts, gun tools, two suppressors and a plastic lower receiver for an AR-15.
Heath is to be arraigned on the charges before District Judge Joseph Nash on Friday, Sept. 22.