Juan Carter Found Guilty After Being Convicted Of Selling Seized Weapons

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA) -- A former Prince George's police officerwas found guilty of misconduct in office and theft on Tuesday after being convicted of selling seized weapons on the street, according to Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks.

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Juan Carter was found guilty Tuesday of three counts of misconduct in office and four counts of theft over $500.

Carter was a member of the firearms interdiction team and responsible for logging in all guns seized from people who were not authorized to have them. According to authorities, from August 5, 2008 through October 3, 2009, 29 seized guns were not logged into police property.

Twelve of those guns were later recovered. Police are still searching for 17 more guns. Police say two of the guns were used in crimes: one gun was used during an attempted carjacking of an off-duty county police officer, who had his left middle finger shot off, while another gun was used during a domestic dispute in Baltimore.

Carter faces at least 60 years for the theft charges. He will be sentenced on March 25.

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