Chesapeake man pleads guilty to illegally receiving guns from Canada

Posted at 3:31 PM, Nov 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-17 17:17:58-05

Benjamin Fisher

Norfolk, Va. – A Chesapeake man has pleaded guilty to illegal receiving imported firearms from Canada.

Benjamin Lloyd Fisher admitted to purchasing a homemade .22 caliber silencer from an online Canadian supplier in spring 2014.

Fisher, 42, arranged for the silencer to be shipped to him in two separate packages so the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol would not realize

After finding emails between Fisher and his Canadian source, ATF agents executed a search warrant at the house Fisher shared with his mother.

Officers found 13 guns, eight silencers and crates of ammunition.  Agents found several other firearms one month later.

Fisher is a convicted felon and unable to own guns.

Fisher was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 16 and faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison.  His sentencing is on Feburary 29, 2016.