Sacto 9-1-1
August 9, 2013
Cameron Park man indicted for possessing machine gun, meth lab equipment

A Cameron Park man was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Sacramento for possessing a machine gun, and the equipment and chemicals needed to operate a meth lab.

Joshua Bonn McGee, 31, was also charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.

According to court documents, El Dorado County sheriff's deputies went to McGee's residence May 12 in the 3400 block of Santos Circle to investigate reports that he had made threats against his estranged wife. As deputies approached the house, they noticed a machine gun in the bed of a pickup truck.

During a search of the house, deputies recovered several firearms, various gun parts and body armor, authorities said. They also noticed that the license plate of McGee's truck had been modified in such a way that it could be folded down and out of sight, or folded back into a normal position.

According to the criminal complaint, deputies found 226.8 grams of methamphetamine and a scale in the master bedroom of the residence. In the garage, they found precursor chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine: lye, chlorine, muriatic acid, acetone and sulfuric acid.

Outside the house, the search turned up various items, such as glassware and tubing, consistent with equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, according to the complaint.

McGee is being held in Sacramento County Jail and is to be arraigned Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd.

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