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Cop Impersonator Had Disturbingly Huge Stash Of Weapons

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A Simi Valley man who was arrested for impersonating a cop also had a staggeringly large stash of weapons, police say.

Police arrested Jeffrey Edmonds, 37, for a September 5 robbery from a Castaic firearms manufacturer in which two brand new upper receivers, used to build AR-15 rifles, were stolen, according to an LASD press release.

Since he allegedly had presented himself as an LAPD officer, Edmonds is also facing charges of impersonating a peace officer.

When police served a search warrant on his home on Royal Avenue yesterday, they found not only the stolen receivers but a laundry list of weapons, including numerous bullet proof vests, large quantities of ammunition, a large number of firearms (including handguns and rifles, and illegal assault weapons), ballistic helmets, several varieties of grenades, a counterfeit LAPD Captain's badge and identification, and gas masks.

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Police haven't released any details about how he obtained the weapons, what we may have done with them or planned to do.

Edmonds was booked at Santa Clarita Valley Station on charges relating to grand theft and weapons violations. He is currently being held at the Inmate Reception Center in lieu of $250,000 bail. He is expected to appear in North Valley Superior Court in San Fernando on Thursday.

Police did not release a mug shot but they did share photographs of the weapons stash.