Jay Steiner, of Centereach, accused of operating gunsmithing business from home

Spota says that Steiner was modifying some of the weapons to make them into fully-automatic rifles.

Spota says that Steiner was modifying some of the weapons to make them into fully-automatic rifles. (3/21/13)

CENTEREACH - Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota released more information on the confiscation and removal of more than 300 guns and ammunition from a Centereach home.

According to officials, Jay Steiner, 66, was operating an illegal gunsmithing business from his home located within 300 feet of the Centereach High School property.

Officials say they retrieved five loaded handguns from an unlocked dresser drawer in the master bedroom after exercising a search warrant.

Spota says that Steiner was modifying some of the weapons to make them into fully automatic rifles.

Officials say the neighborhood has had more than 25 burglaries in the last year.

Steiner is free on $50,000 bond and is charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree.

For a news conference with Spota on the gun raid, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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