Following a ten month investigation, Warminster Township Police arrested four Bucks County residents for allegedly stealing, selling, and trading firearms for methamphetamine. Police recovered 28 revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.
Justin Wayne Burks, 48, of Warminster has the highest number of charges against him at 66 and is now being held in the Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of 10% of 1 million dollars. Burks faces 23 counts of theft by unlawful taking and 23 counts of receiving stolen property. Other charges include dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity, criminal consipracy, and possession of a controlled substance.
Lacey Williams of Green Lane, Joseph O’Donnell of Willow Grove, and Joseph John Jackson of Telford are also being held on charges including criminal conspiracy and delivery of a controlled substance.
Officers began the investigation in October 2017 when a youth was arrested carrying a stolen weapon belonging to James Burks, Sr, father to Justin Burks. James Burks, Sr. passed away on January 1, 2018 at the age of 75.
The Grand Jury Report shows Justin Burks traded four firearms to Joseph Jackson for the promise of cash and a generator.
The Warminster Police credit other local, county, and state officers along with a grand jury for helping in the investigation.