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EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDER LEADS TO WEAPONS AND DRUGS CHARGES

Three “Ghost” handguns, 41 high capacity magazines, a firearm silencer, and various drugs discovered

(EAST SETAUKET, NY) On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at approximately 10:23 a.m. Deputy Sheriffs from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Bureau served an Extreme Risk Protection Order on Robert Ludwig, 26, of East Setauket.


An Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) is a court order issued when a person may be dangerous to themselves or others. The Extreme Risk Protection Order Law became effective in New York State as of August 24, 2019, and prevents individuals who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing any kind of firearm.

Robert Ludwig

While serving the order, Deputy Sheriffs discovered multiple illegal weapons and drug paraphernalia. A subsequent search warrant was obtained by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau and was served in collaboration with the Domestic Violence Unit.


This search warrant resulted in the seizure of:


- Three 9 millimeter “ghost” handguns

- 41 - high capacity magazines

- Over 4,000 rounds of ammo

- A firearm silencer

A quantity of:

- Amphetamines

- Fentanyl

- Marijuana

- LSD

- Psychedelic mushrooms

- THC Edibles

- Concentrated cannabis

- Xanax

- Suboxone

- 2 scales

- And over $ 50,000.00 in cash

Robert Ludwig was arrested and charged with:


1 count Possession of a controlled substance 2nd A Felony

3 counts Possession of a controlled substance 3rd B Felony

3 counts Criminal possession of a weapon 3rd D Felony

3 counts Criminal possession of a firearm E Felony

2 counts Possession of a controlled substance 7th A Misd.

2 counts Criminally using drug paraphernalia 2nd A Misd.

1 count Criminal possession of a weapon 4th A Misd.

1 count Criminal contempt 2nd A Misd.


Additional charges pending.


For more information on Extreme Risk Protection Orders, visit www.SuffolkSheriff.com and click on “Services” and then “Extreme Risk Protection Order.”

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