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Howard Co. lawyer indicted on charges of having illegal weapons

U.S. District Court Greenbelt

U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. (file)

A Maryland federal grand jury this summer indicted a Howard County attorney on charges of possessing multiple illegal weapons, including machine guns, unregistered firearms and guns without serial numbers.

Investigators said Carl Somerlock ordered parts for the weapons from Amazon and Right to Bear, a gun supply website, WBAL-TV reported Wednesday.

A call to the number listed on Somerlock’s professional website was answered Thursday afternoon, but the person declined to comment. A spokesperson for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also declined to comment on the matter Thursday.

A status conference is scheduled for Oct. 2.


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