BAY CITY, MI — An Ogemaw County man is charged with a federal felony for allegedly making and selling machine guns and silencers in preparation for a war between motorcycle clubs.
Jason W. Myers, 53, on Dec. 2 had his first appearance before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Patricia T. Morris on a charge of dealing firearms without a license. The charge is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The same day, the courts unsealed an affidavit in support of the charge, authored by a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (or ATF). The document states the investigation into Myers began with an informant sharing information on Myers selling machine guns, silencers, and methamphetamine from his Rose City residence.
On Sept. 16, ATF agents and Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies met with the informant, who told them Myers has bragged about supplying the Outlaws and Avengers motorcycle clubs with guns. The informant alleged Myers makes fully automatic machine guns and pistols, as well as silencers.