Burrillville man found with hundreds of guns now facing drug & domestic charges

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BURRILLVILLE – The Burrillville man accused of illegally stockpiling more than 200 guns in his home was hit with new charges last week by the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office.

Ronald Andruchuk, 37, is facing nine new state-level charges of domestic violence, cyberstalking, drug possession and more.

Andruchuk, who purchased a home on Tarkiln Road in December 2021, made national news in February after police discovered 211 firearms in the house which he shared with his wife and three children.

In March, Andruchuk was indicted on federal charges related to lying on applications to purchase the weapons, as well as illegal possession. According to prosecutors in the case, Andruchuk has had a history of illegal drug use, which he failed to disclose on his firearms application.

He was also charged with firing in a compact area by Burrillville police and charges in Massachusetts stemming from an incident where he’s accused of hiding two handguns and flashlights containing cocaine, oxycodone, and amphetamines in the ceiling of a men’s bathroom at the Tractor Supply Co. in Millbury, Mass.

He has been held at the Wyatt Detention Center since the arrest.

On June 24, Rhode Island Attorney General filed an additional nine counts against Andruchuk, which also included charges for possession of ghost guns. Court documents state Andruchuk was in possession of ghost guns and parts in the style of an AR-15, as well as cocaine, amphetamines, and methamphetamines.

The new charges also relate to, “a large quantity,” of text messages Andruchuk reportedly sent to his wife obtained as part of a search warrant of his phone, which prosecutors say were, “for the sole purpose of harassing her.”

The messages document threats of physical abuse against his wife, including threats to kill her.

Andruchuk pleaded not guilty to the federal charges and an arraignment on the new state charges has not yet been scheduled.

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