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MSP arrest Lank for guns

By Brian Gilliland | Feb 15, 2018
Dana Lank II

(Feb. 16, 2018) Maryland State Police arrested Dana Lank II, 38, of Willards, Maryland on charges of illegal possession/sale of an assault weapon, being a prohibited person in possession of a rifle/shotgun and illegal possession of ammunition.

Additional charges are possible. Following his arrest, Lank was held without bond in the Wicomico County Detention Center.

Earlier this month, members of the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit and the Maryland State Apprehension Team began an investigation after learning of Lank’s possible involvement with the illegal sale of firearms. The state police’s investigation indicated Lank was allegedly involved in converting semi-automatic rifles to fully automatic and illegally selling regulated assault rifles.

Investigators suspected Lank was involved in a pending illegal sale of an undocumented SKS assault rifle.

Police believe Lank is a member of the Dead Man Incorporated gang.

On Feb. 9, 2018, members of the State Police Gang Enforcement Unit and State Apprehension Team, assisted by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K-9, stopped Lank for a traffic violation in Wicomico County.

A rifle was reportedly recovered from his vehicle, which was identified an SKS assault rifle. Lank was arrested and taken to Salisbury for processing.

Investigators served two subsequent search warrants, one at Lank’s residence and another at a residence connected to Lank in Berlin.

There, investigators said they recovered a modified, fully-automatic Heckler & Koch assault rifle, a sawed-off shotgun, a .357 magnum revolver, a Grendel assault rifle without a serial number, various rifle and shotgun parts and five ammunition cans filled with rounds.

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