Maryland man sentenced for bunker filled with machine guns, child pornography
By Christen Smith
Some of the shipped ammunition recovered by federal agents. (Photo: ATF/Facebook)
A Maryland man will spend the next 16 years in prison after federal agents discovered a cache of machine guns, short-barreled rifles and child pornography in his underground bunker in 2016.
Caleb Andrew Bailey, 31, will serve 200 months behind bars and a lifetime of supervised release, according to the Department of Justice, after pleading guilty to illegal possession of unregistered machine guns, unregistered short-barreled rifles, unregistered destructive devices, and for possession of child pornography.
Bailey attracted the attention of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in February 2016 after a package he shipped containing “400 rounds of .223 ammunition, 119 rounds of reloaded .50 caliber cartridges with M48A I incendiary projectiles, and 200 rounds of 14.5mm M 183A I spotting projectiles” busted open inside the post office.
Some of the weapons recovered from Bailey’s property and underground bunker. (Photo: ATF/Facebook)
Investigators soon connected Bailey as the shipper of the package — destined for a federally licensed dealer in Wisconsin — through phone and bank records. During a search of his 80-acre property in Waldorf, investigators found an arsenal of machine guns and parts, short-barreled rifles, explosive devices and child pornography depicting teenage