Kyle Lamar Myers, more commonly known by his YouTube moniker FPS Russia, was raided by federal agents following his arrest. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Myers had been caught receiving illegal narcotics through the mail.
While he was incarcerated, Myer’s home was searched by federal authorities. ATF spokesman Nero Priester announced that more than 50 firearms were seized by the federal agents, but no illegal explosives were found.
The 30-year-old Georgia native was arrested on August 8, 2017 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Carnesville, Georgia. He was later released on a $10,000 bond and faces charges of possessing a schedule one narcotic and other paraphernalia, which could lead to a prison sentence up to 30 years.
Myers is known for working with a variety of weapons and explosives while recording his FPS Russia alternate persona Dmitri Potapoff complete with fake Russian accent. See his AA-12 video below for an example.
In 2013, Myers was made headlines following the death of his business partner and friend Keith Ratliff, who was found shot “execution-style” on Myers’ property. Shortly after Ratliff’s death, Myers’ 60-acre farm was raided by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and local Sheriff’s deputies searching for illegal explosives. No arrests were made.
The Banner-Herald Reports,
The GBI said it believes the person or persons who killed Ratliff are known to other people and these people could pose a threat to the killer, which puts them “at a continued risk of harm.”
Anyone with information pertinent to Ratliff’s death is asked to call the GBI at (706) 552-2309 or the sheriff’s office at (706) 384-2525.