A tip led to the arrest of a Cambria businessman Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of being a felon in possession of firearms and illegally selling firearms.
Edward Thomas Preston, 60, was arrested at his place of business, Preston’s Antiques & Collectibles, and has since been released on $20,000 bail, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department.
The tip came through the Crime Stoppers program, which allows tips to be made anonymously.
Detectives bought a weapon advertised for sale at Preston’s business, according to a news release, and were able to complete the cash transaction without a state-mandated record of sale. Additional firearms were seized.
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Information on Preston’s prior felony conviction was not immediately available.
The Sheriff’s Department requests that anyone who has purchased firearms from Preston call Detective Robert Burgeson at 781-4521.