Two people who face weapons charges say they were on a classified government mission and are being held without bail.
Fifty-nine-year-old Francho Bradley of Frisco, Texas told investigators this when he and Adrianne Jennings, 40, were arrested at a Tewksbury, Massachusetts hotel last week.
Bradley alleged he was on a mission for the Department of Defense and carried a fraudulent government badge. The two are being held without bail after a hearing in Lowell District Court.
They're charged in connection with a large seizure of weapons at the Residence Inn, including an AR-15, AK-47 and ammunition.
Police say the couple had driven to Massachusetts from Texas with the weapons. They face 40 criminal charges and investigations by many groups, including the Joint Terrorism Task Force, FBI and Massachusetts State Police.