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East Providence man accused of running high-level 3D printing operation manufacturing ghost guns



The Rhode Island State Police announced that on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force arrested 32-year-old Sean Jobin of East Providence on firearms and narcotics charges. During this investigation, a high-level 3D printing operation was uncovered in which Jobin was illegally manufacturing and possessing privately made undetectable firearms, commonly known as “ghost” guns.

This seizure and arrest were the result of an investigation initiated by the Rhode Island State Police HIDTA Task Force regarding an individual allegedly involved in the production of “ghost” guns. At the conclusion of this investigation, members of the HIDTA Task Force executed a court authorized search warrant and the following items were seized: sophisticated 3D printing operation utilized to produce undetectable firearms, four fully assembled 9mm semi-automatic ghost guns, 16 ghost lower firearm receivers, three ghost upper firearm receivers, one Highpoint 9mm semi-automatic pistol, more than one kilogram of marijuana, narcotics distribution materials, and $6,700 in cash.

Jobin was processed at the Lincoln Barracks then special arraigned by a Justice of the Peace. Jobin was remanded to the Adult Correctional Facility pending his formal arraignment at 6th Division District Court. Firearms charges included possession of a ghost gun (23 counts) possession of a firearm while committing a controlled substance violation (24 counts), possession of a firearm by certain persons prohibited (24 counts), and large capacity feeding devices prohibited (14 counts). Narcotic charges include possession of marijuana in excess of one kilogram and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana).

The Rhode Island State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force is comprised of members from the Rhode Island State Police, Providence Police Department, North Providence Police Department, Lincoln Police Department, Middletown Police Department, Bristol Police Department, Narragansett Police Department, Johnston Police Department, DEA Providence District Office, and Department and Rhode Island National Guard Counterdrug Program.

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