AKRON, Ohio — Akron police seized 70 guns from a Brimfield Township home during an investigation that started in Akron and led to Portage County.
The guns were illegal and many of them were stolen, according to police.
Akron's Anti-Violence Bureau was assisted by the Brimfield Township Police Department, ATF and the Summit County and Portage County Sheriff's Offices.
On Aug. 25, detectives received information on a case that led them to a home in the 2700 block of Christensen Avenue in Akron. Three guns were found at that location.
The task force learned additional details and went to a home in the 3200 block of Congress Lake Road in Brimfield Township where a search warrant was executed.
Police found 70 guns at the home along with ammunition, more than $700 in cash, marijuana plants and other evidence.
Police are not commenting on possible arrests at this time, but told News 5 that charges are pending.
Violence has been a major concern in the city in recent years. There have been 36 murders in 2021. There were 50 murders in Akron in 2020.