A raid conducted on Julia Fox’s brother’s Upper East Side home uncovered ghost guns and equipment for manufacturing narcotics, police sources said Thursday.
Members of the NYPD’s Ghost Gun Team executing a search warrant at the apartment on E. 84th St. near Second Ave. seized paraphernalia used to press narcotic pills and ghost gun parts, police said.
While police searched the apartment they also came across pressure cookers and various chemicals, which can be used for both explosives and in manufacturing illegal drugs, cops said
“Upon finding those items, the Ghost Gun Team immediately called in additional resources to help investigate and seize the items,” an NYPD spokesman said. “The found chemicals were deemed non-hazardous.”
Fox’s father and brother were taken into custody, but only the brother, Christopher Fox, 30, was charged.
Julia Fox told an interviewer in 2019 she grew up in Upper Manhattan with Christoper, the older of her two brothers.
“One is close in age to me, and the other one is 15,” Fox told Highsnobiety. “The 15-year-old lives in Italy with my mom, but the older one grew up with me in New York. He still lives here, but he’s not really around.”
“He’s like a mad scientist recluse,” the “Uncut Gems” star, 33, added. “He builds 3D printers for fun.”
Detectives hit Christopher Fox with a raft of charges including weapons possession, drug possession, the manufacturing of a machine gun and manufacturing of a “rapid fire” weapon, police said. Fox’s arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court was pending Thursday morning.
Police do not believe the men were involved in terrorism and are still investigating.
An NYPD spokesman described the raid as part of a “specialized, long-term investigation into ghost guns and narcotics.”
“The NYPD will continue to fight relentlessly against illegal guns – against both the steady proliferation of traditionally-manufactured firearms and the increasingly prevalent numbers of illegal, untraceable but fully functioning weapons known as ghost guns,” the spokesman said.
Last week, NYPD detectives arrested a Queens airplane mechanic for collecting an arsenal of untraceable high-powered ghost gun kits, including assault rifles, semiautomatic pistols, and silencers.
Grzegorz Blachowicz, 36, was charged in a 131-count complaint for possessing one fully assembled assault rifle and about 19 kits to build polymer-based, unserialized firearms. He kept the cache in the backyard of his parents’ Glendale home, cops said.