ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A search warrant for a Hastings home led to the discovery of not just illegal narcotics, but also a laundry list of illegally possessed weapons and ammunition, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said.
According to an arrest report obtained by News4Jax, St. Johns County sheriff's deputies, along with U.S. marshals, executed a search warrant early Tuesday evening at a home on Vaughn Avenue, where it was suspected that illegal narcotics and firearms were present.
Steve Oesterreicher, 35, was listed as the person who was renting the home, which deputies said belongs to his mother.
During their search of the house, the arrest report said, detectives and agents found 20.1 grams of methamphetamine in separate bags for sale along with a digital scale. They said they also found powdery residue in both the home and Oesterreicher’s car.
The arrest report said a further search of the home turned up multiple weapons that included:
- .25 pocket firearm
- .22 long rifle
- Japanese WWII rifle
- Mossberg 30-06
- Connecticut Valley Arm .50-caliber muzzleloader
- Two Harrington and Richardson shotguns
- Winchester shotgun
- Mossberg shotgun
- .308 rifle
- Two New England Firearms shotguns
- .25 handgun
- .38 Jimenez handgun
Authorities said they also found numerous rounds of ammunition.
Oesterreicher is a convicted felon who is not allowed to own gun so, in addition to several felony drug charges, he also faces 15 felony charges of illegally possessing firearms.
Court records show that Oesterreicher was convicted on a felony burglary charge in 2003.
According to county and federal law enforcement, Oesterreicher was using the home he rented from this mother as a place to house and sell illegal narcotics.
Oesterreicher was booked into the St. Johns County Jail. His bond was originally set at $155,000, but has since been increased to $233,000.