ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WRIC) — A Northern Virginia man pleaded guilty on Thursday to possessing a gun as a felon, after firearms were found in a vehicle as he fled the scene of a drug sting in Fairfax County.
According to court documents, on April 11, an undercover police officer with the Fairfax County Police Department arranged to buy cocaine and fentanyl from 28-year-old Ajee Whitter, a.k.a. “Glockz,” and a co-conspirator.
When an officer arrived and attempted to arrest Whitter, his co-conspirator tried to leave the scene in a Cadillac Escalade. While he was trying to leave, he rammed into a police car and then tried to leave on foot.
During this time, Whitter threw a bag into the back of the Escalade. When Whitter and his co-conspirator were eventually arrested, and the bag was searched by police. Officers found that the bag contained a semiautomatic “ghost gun” loaded with a 50-round drum magazine, along with another loaded stick magazine. The two magazines contained a total of 56 rounds of ammunition.
“Ghost guns” are firearms with no serial number. They are typically homemade or home assembled. These types of guns are not illegal in Virginia, but there have been recent proposals at the federal level to pass stricter regulation on them.
Officers also discovered that Whitter had an Instagram account under the name “professorglockz,” where he posted numerous photos of the ghost gun. The gun was recognizable in the photos due to some distinctive features, such as a Bible verse etched into the grip plug.
Whitter was previously convicted of felony robbery in Prince William County in 2013 and is prohibited from having firearms and ammunition.
A second gun and several fentanyl pills were also found in the Escalade.
Whitter pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm on Thursday, Nov. 17, and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 23, 2023. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.