Felon arrested on gun warrant in Bloomer

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BLOOMER, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Law enforcement conducted a search warrant for a felon who had numerous guns at his home. This was at a home on 16th Avenue in the city of Bloomer.

Local police, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin State Patrol arrived around 9 am to the home of 47-year-old Leonard Peil.

Authorities found 49 firearms, more than 1-thousand rounds of ammunition and more than 30-thousand dollars in cash.

Piel had been previously found guilty on several other felony cases, dating back to 1992.

Peil was arrested peacefully and is awaiting formal charges.

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