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Police say an Antigo Business is in hot water for selling guns illegally

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by Brittany Earl

ANTIGO(WAOW)--An Antigo business owner may be in hot water with the law over illegal gun sales. Police say the illegal guns are linked to criminal activity in the area.

Residents described the downtown Antigo store Jammers as a one stop shop, selling anything from skate boards to cell phones. But according to the Langlade County Sheriff's Department guns were one item that shouldn't have been on their list.

Lieutenant John Schunke with the Langlade County Sheriff's Department says, "This particular store or business is not licensed to deal in transactions with fire arms so there were other investigations that lead us to this business."

On Tuesday January 4th around 4 o'clock the Langlade County Sheriff's Department and Antigo Police searched Jammers. Police say they found more than three guns on the property and later found more than 40 guns at the home belonging to the store's owner.

"We have been able to track some of those fire arms back to some criminal activity that occurred here in the county with burglaries at a couple different residents here in Langlade county," said Schunke.

At the time of the search police say they arrested two store employees who were felons in possession of fire arms. The owner of Jammers has not been arrested but police say could face charges for aiding a felon. Lieutenant Schunke says the case in still under investigation.

Online Reporter: Brittany Earl

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