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ATF seizes grenade launcher from Flint home, man charged

Donald Benjamin Smith Jr. faces two charges

Donald Benjamin Smith Jr. was charged by police for felony possession of a firearm and possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense after ATF discover multiple weapons, including a grenade launcher, in his home, police said.
Donald Benjamin Smith Jr. was charged by police for felony possession of a firearm and possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense after ATF discover multiple weapons, including a grenade launcher, in his home, police said. (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Michigan)

FLINT, Mich. – Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials found a 44-millimeter grenade launcher with a spent 44-millimeter casing in a Flint home after they entered the home this week with a search warrant, police said.

Donald Benjamin Smith Jr. faces a felony possession of a firearm and possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, according to police. Police said they found several weapons after executing a search warrant at 2918 Nathan Avenue. Police believe this to be Smith’s home.

Officials also found:

  • A .223-caliber pistol loaded with a chamber round with a magazine containing 57 .223 caliber rounds.
  • A .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine containing 11 rounds
  • A plastic bag containing three individually packaged substance. The substances are unknown.