Christopher Fox, Brother Of Julia Fox, Arrested On Drug & Gun Charges
Christopher Fox, brother of actress and model Julia Fox (Uncut Gems), has been arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges, including criminal possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing of a machine gun and criminal possession of a firearm, among several others.
Fox, 30, was arrested on Wednesday after the New York Police Department’s Major Case Field Intelligence Team seized several ghost gun parts and equipment to press narcotics pills from his apartment. The police also found materials that are usually used in explosives but can also manufacture narcotics, including pressure cookers and a set of chemicals.
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Fox and his father, Thomas Fox, 65, were taken into custody during the ongoing criminal investigation. His father has been released without any charges.
A spokesperson for the NYPD said the case is contained and has “no apparent nexus to terrorism.”
Fox is scheduled to be back in court on March 13.
Ghost guns are firearms that do not contain serial numbers and are sold without background checks. This makes them easy for criminals to obtain and difficult for police to track.
Police said Fox’s arrest was related to a long-term investigation into ghost guns by the NYPD.
“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 NYPD stated.
The raid comes almost a year after the Supreme Court dropped a 1911 New York gun law that required individuals to demonstrate “proper cause” in order to get a license to carry a firearm outside a home.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams criticized the ruling, saying that it would put New Yorkers at higher risk of gun violence.
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