Julia Fox’s brother arrested for firearms and drug trafficking
Christopher Fox, brother of actress-model Julia Fox (“Uncut Gems”), has been arrested on multiple weapons and drug charges.
Fox, 30, was arrested on Wednesday after the New York Police Department raided a residence following a search warrant related to an ongoing phantom weapons and narcotics investigation, confirmed the NYPD to USA TODAY in an email Thursday. Fox is a resident of the Upper Manhattan apartment.
“The NYPD Ghost Gun team has seized several ghost gun parts, as well as equipment for squeezing narcotic pills,” an NYPD spokesperson said in a statement. “Team members also discovered materials commonly used as components of explosives, including pressure cookers and various chemicals, which can also be used to make narcotics. … The chemicals found were found to be non-hazardous.
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Fox was arrested on a total of seven counts: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Manufacture of a Machine Gun, Manufacture of a Rapid Fire Mod Device, Manufacture of a Dangerous Instrument, Criminal Possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm and crime use of drug paraphernalia.
The spokesperson added that “the matter is believed to be contained” and has “no apparent connection to terrorism”. A full investigation is underway.
Two individuals, including Fox, have been taken into custody “in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation”. The identity of the other person was not disclosed in the NYPD statement.
A request for comment from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office on Fox’s detention status was not returned Thursday.
Ghost guns are firearms that are “often assembled from kits, contain no serial numbers, and are sold without background checks, making them difficult to trace and easy for criminals to acquire,” according to a press release from the Department of Justice. Business.
“The NYPD will continue to relentlessly fight against illegal firearms – both the steady proliferation of traditionally made firearms and the growing number of illegal, unobtainable, yet fully functional weapons known as firearms. ghosts,” the NYPD spokesperson said.
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