Northern Ky man charged with having machine gun

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Federal authorities say a northern Kentucky man broke federal law by having an unregistered submachine gun.

Timothy "Mike" Woodward of Ludlow is charged with knowingly possessing a machine gun - a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

The Kentucky Enquirer reported Woodward said he bought the gun for $150 at a flea market as a decoration and told police it didn't work. He has been suspended from his public works job by the town of Ludlow.

Ludlow police Detective John Dorman testified Monday during a preliminary hearing for Woodward in federal court at Covington, saying police found the weapon during a search of Woodward's home while investigating his 24-year-old son on suspicion of marijuana trafficking.

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