Police in North Carolina found a real gun disguised as a Nerf toy while conducting a drug raid in Catawba County, north of Charlotte on Wednesday this week.
The Glock 19 pistol, along with a 50-round drum magazine, had been painted blue and orange and labelled with the Nerf logo to look like a toy, the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release on Facebook.
The firearm was among 20 guns that investigators found during the home search along with cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms and marijuana. Police also seized about $2,300 in cash.
“Firearms of this type, while not illegal to possess, are concerning to law enforcement,” the release said. “Firearms, in general, are commonly seized in conjunction with searches where felony amounts of narcotics are present.”
Damien Alonzo Burch, 35, of Catawba was arrested and charged with felonious possession of cocaine, felonious possession of mushrooms and misdemeanour possession of marijuana, the release said.
Burch was released on a $20,000 unsecured bond the same day.