Man charged with manufacturing ghost guns, meth in Media apartment

Officials seized two ghost guns, two pistols, a vial containing suspected meth, cocaine, and other items.
MEDIA, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A Media, Pennsylvania man is facing drug and firearm charges after authorities found meth and ghost gun manufacturing materials inside his apartment.

Firefighters responded to 36-year-old Jeffrey Neithammer's apartment on May 8 for a report of a fire alarm that was going off.

When they entered, they found the apartment in disarray. Officials said there was drug paraphernalia which suggested there might be a methamphetamine lab in the apartment.

At first, firefighters thought Neithammer was dead. They said he was not responsive and was found lying in a front bedroom. Once he started speaking with officials, they noticed he was very pale and was sweating profusely.

Officers located the smoke detector which was the source of the initial alarm and, in doing so, they found metal working equipment and various gun-making and drug paraphernalia.

In addition, the bathroom contained several large bottles, one of which had a hose sticking out of it.

A search warrant was obtained, and officials seized two ghost guns, both with silencers attached, two pistols, a vial containing suspected meth, cocaine, and numerous 3D printed handgun magazines and silencers.

Police also found a 3D printer, lathes, drill presses, sanders, and saws.

Delaware District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer says evidence points Neithammer was testing his guns inside of the apartment because there were bullet holes in doors, ceilings, and planks of wood.

"He was both using kits to create ghost guns but was also using a 3-D printer," said Stollsteimer.

Neithammer was arrested and was jailed under a $200,000 bond.

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