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ATF Agents, Tewksbury Officers Arrest Alleged Weapons Trafficker

Oct 20, 2015 10:55PM ● By Bill Gilman

Weapons seized by Tewksbury Police and ATF agents after the arrest of John Miller.

A 29-year-old New Hampshire man is facing numerous felony charges in connection with illegally 

 trafficking weapons and ammunition.

John J. Miller, 31 Clinton Street Apt # 2, Milford NH, was arrested Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Tewksbury on Highwood Drive. According to Tewksbury Police, Miller made arrangements to meet a potential customer at the hotel and sold the man assault rifle, shotgun, and over 3000 rounds of ammunition. The customer, however, was actually an undercover ATF agent working in cooperation with the Tewksbury PD.

 Miller was arrested after the sale and a loaded handgun was also located inside of his vehicle with additional ammunition. He was charged with:

  • trafficking firearms
  • sale of an assault weapon
  • sale of a large capacity shotgun
  • carrying a firearm without a license
  • possession of a large capacity assault rifle
  • possession of a large capacity shotgun
  • unlicensed sale of ammunition
  • possession of ammunition without a license
  • commission of a felony while being armed
  • 11 counts of possession of a large capacity feeding device. 

Tewksbury Detectives, along with ATF Special Agents, began an investigation into Miller after alleged attempts to illegally sell firearms in Tewksbury and at least one other Massachusetts municipality.   

Miller is due to be arraigned at Lowell District Court on Wednesday.

The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center @ 978-851-7373.  If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line @ 978-851-0175 or send an email to  


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