Virginia Beach man suspected of selling machine gun parts, according to court records

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Posted at 1:12 PM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 18:28:44-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Federal investigators have arrested a man and say he was selling pieces of guns that could turn a gun into a machine gun, according to court documents.

Patrick Tate Adamiak was arrested last week and will be in court on Wednesday afternoon for a preliminary and detention hearing.

ATF investigators got information from a confidential source about Adamiak's activities, according to court records.

Through the confidential source, investigators arranged the purchase of a historical PPSH-41 machine gun receiver from Adamiak. Shortly after, agents got a receiver with a single saw-cut through it, but investigators say the part could be easily restored into an operational machine gun part.

The package came from a business called Black Dog Arsensal with a Virginia Beach address, according to court records. The company's website says it is a veteran owned company. "We are just here to sell good products to good people," the company's website says.

The receiver was not registered to Adamiak, which federal investigators said in court documents violates federal law.

About a month after the first purchase, investigators once again used the confidential source to buy another receiver, court documents say. This time it was a Russian RPD receiver, but investigators said it had only one cut through it instead of three, which is required. They once again said the gun could be turned into an operational machine gun part.

Then, last week, investigators searched two homes connected to Adamiak. At the first on Bow Creek Boulevard, investigators wrote in court documents they found five improvised explosive devices.

At the second home, investigators wrote they found several suspected machine guns, documents, grenade launchers, and "proceeds from illegal activity."

During a court hearing on Wednesday afternoon, a judge ruled Adamiak can be released from jail on an unsecured $2,000 bond while the case progresses. A condition of the bond is Adamiak can't have any guns at his home.

Prosecutors did not seek his detention following the posting of a sealed pretrial services bond report. What is in the bond report was not disclosed during the hearing.

Adamiak also waived his right to a preliminary hearing, where prosecutors would've had to present evidence against him.

After the hearing, Adamiak's attorney, David Good, declined to comment on the case.