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Man arrested for unlawful sale, possession defaced firearms in Morris County

DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man has been arrested on charges related to the unlawful sale and possession of firearms, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

Robert H. Klaar, 54, of Denville Township allegedly sold a defaced shotgun during Jan. 2024 in Denville Township, Carroll said.

During the subsequent execution of a search warrant on Klaar’s residence in Denville Township, approximately seventeen firearms which consisted of rifles and handguns were seized. Officers also seized two firearm silencers and observed evidence of Klaar’s manufacturing of these prohibited devices, including assembly manuals, Carroll said.

Officers also seized $17,000 in currency, high-capacity magazines, numerous rounds of hollow point ammunition, approximately two pounds of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were also seized, Carroll said.

Klaar was taken into custody following a motor vehicle stop on Feb. 6 by members of the Special Enforcement Unit and Denville Police Department.

Klaar was charged with second-degree possession of firearms while in the course of committing a CDS crime, third-degree possession of CDS with intent to distribute, third-degree possession of a loaded rifle, third-degree conspiracy to deface firearms, third-degree money laundering, third-degree defacing of firearms, fourth-degree possession of a defaced firearm, fourth-degree unlawful possession of CDS, fourth-degree manufacture, transport, and disposition of firearm silencers, and fourth-degree unlawful distribution of a defaced firearm.

Klaar was released under pre-trial supervision with conditions.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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