NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WHAS11) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office in southern Indiana announced the indictment Wednesday of a Charlestown man.
Investigators say 45-year-old Paul James Hoskins is facing felony counts of possession of a firearm.
They say Hoskins allegedly used the weapons to protect his drug trafficking operation.
Officials also obtained a search warrant for Hoskins parents’ home just next door.
“During this consent search, two firearms were found openly in a rear bedroom. Also in this bedroom was a padlocked closet allegedly storing over 30 additional firearms,” U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett said.
Also discovered in the closet was a sawed off shotgun.
Hoskins is a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning guns.
If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.