New Jersey State Police who responded to the scene of an auto crash in July said they found three firearms inside the driver’s vehicle, along with bullets and brass knuckles that then led police to the discovery of a bigger weapons arsenal, along with white supremacist and racist propaganda at the man’s Sussex County home, reports NJ.com.
“In the process of extracting Rubino from the motor vehicle in order to render medical treatment, law enforcement observed, among other things, various firearms and ammunition inside Rubino’s vehicle,” authorities said in the complaint filed in federal court against 57-year-old Joseph Rubino.
Authorities say numerous guns were found inside Rubino’s home – including rifles, shotguns and handguns – along with high-capacity magazines, ammunition and a grenade launcher.
Police also seized a semi-automatic assault handgun, a 9mm semi-automatic assault pistol with a high-capacity magazine, a loaded 9mm pistol, two barrels sawed off from a double-barrel shotgun, a sight for an assault rifle and a stripped AR-15 bolt carrier, a high-capacity magazine with 12 bullets, several solid and hollow-point bullets, brass knuckles, a wooden ax handle, a baseball bat and a wooden club.
Officers also allegedly found methamphetamine, more than 6 pounds of marijuana and white supremacist literature, including a document allegedly titled “[N-word] Owner’s Manual,” “purporting to be an instruction manual for owning a slave,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Inside both the vehicle and the home, police found clothing and bumper stickers with white supremacist and Neo-Nazi slogans.
Rubino now faces weapons charges and a count of possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
He could face life in prison if convicted of the crimes.