Morrisville Felon Convicted for Possession of Ghost Guns Sentenced Five to 10 Years in Prison
Updated: September 10, 2023
A Morrisville felon will spend the next five to 10 years in state prison for the illegal possession of firearms, including three ghost guns last week.
Andrew Richard Bizon, 34, was convicted in July following a 2-day trial before Common Pleas Judge Charissa J. Liller.
A Bucks County jury found Bizon guilty of five felony counts of prohibited possession of a firearm and one misdemeanor count of possession of an instrument of crime.
On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, Liller sentenced Bizon to serve up to a decade in prison.
Trial and links to original arrest story below
A Morrisville man was convicted Tuesday, July 18, 2023, of possessing five firearms, including three ghost guns, that he was not allowed to possess because of a prior felony conviction.
Andrew Richard Bizon, 34, was arrested in August 2022, following an investigation by the Bucks County Detectives Drug Strike Force. In addition to the firearms, detectives also seized ammunition and tools used to make and assemble three ghost guns.
During a 2-day trial before Common Pleas Judge Charissa J. Liller, Deputy District Attorney Edward Furman Jr. presented evidence and testimony from two Drug Strike Force Detectives and a firearms expert from the Pennsylvania State Police. On Tuesday, a Bucks County jury found Bizon guilty of five felony counts of prohibited possession of a firearm and one misdemeanor count of possession of an instrument of crime. Sentencing was deferred to a later date.
At 12:32 p.m. Thursday, August 7, Detectives with the Drug Strike Force executed a search and seizure warrant at Bizon’s residence in the 100 block of Harper Avenue. Bizon was detained after he exited the home.
In an upstairs bedroom, the search uncovered the two rifles and three fully assembled ghost guns, described as untraceable firearms without serial numbers. Detectives also seized approximately 1,000 rounds of ammunition and multiple magazines including high-capacity magazines, as well as drill and tool kits for firearm assembly.
The investigation found that Bizon was not allowed to possess the firearms because of a 2011 conviction on a felony drug charge.
Additionally, the search of Bizon’s home uncovered two bundles of heroin/fentanyl and three glassine bags containing additional heroin/fentanyl.
“Our Strike Force is saving lives by doing this hard and dangerous work. In order to keep our community safe, we remain committed to taking as many felons possessing guns and drugs off the street as possible,” said Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub, after Bizon’s arrest.
This case was investigated by the Bucks County Detectives Drug Strike Force, with support from the Morrisville Borough Police Department, Quakertown Borough Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the United States Postal Inspector Service. Deputy District Attorney Edward Furman Jr. prosecuted the case.