A Citrus Heights man is under arrest Thursday after an assortment of 13 firearms and more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition were discovered inside his residence, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department officials say.
According to a Sheriff's report, David Laux, 49, was taken into custody and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for multiple weapons-related charges.
The events began to unfold around 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, when, according to Sheriff's officials, detectives from the Sheriff’s IMPACT Division went to a home in the 8300 block of Fair Way in Citrus Heights to serve a search warrant. En route, Laux was observed driving away from his residence, and was detained without incident. However, it was what deputies found inside the home that sparked further investigation.
Inside the home, detectives recovered a total of 13 firearms, including several assault rifles, and over 20,000 rounds of ammunition.
According to the deputy report, information and intelligence suggests that Laux could be affiliated with an extremist organization that "subscribes to an ideology consistent with white supremacist beliefs." Detectives believe there is a likelihood that the weapons may have been supplied to other members of this group, or possibly being sold for profit.
"Since the case is pending, as always, I will not disclose details of any statement he gave us regarding his reasons for having them," said Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos in an email.
Ramos could not supply specifics at the time of this report as to whether the guns were registered to Laux, only noting that some of the firearms were registered, some not.
Laux is being held on $110,000 bail.