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Man enters guilty plea connected to unlawful sale of firearms in Morris County

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – A Camden County man has entered a guilty plea to unlawfully selling firearms in Wharton Borough in 2020, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll.

Antony S. Rodriguez-Santana, 30, of Camden pled guilty on Sept. 12 to second-degree certain persons not to have weapons or ammunition. The State will recommend that Rodriguez-Santana be sentenced to ten years in New Jersey State Prison with a five year parole disqualifier, Carroll said.

In pleading guilty, Rodriguez-Santana admitted to possessing an assault firearm while previously being convicted of aggravated assault, Carroll said.

Rodriguez-Santana was arrested on Aug. 23, 2021, and charged with second-degree unlawful possession of an assault firearm, two counts of second-degree certain persons not to possess weapons, fourth-degree unlawful sale of a firearm, second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, fourth-degree possession of a defaced firearm, and fourth-degree unlawful sale of a defaced Firearm.

The sales involved a Smith & Wesson MP .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, a defaced Raven Arms model P25 .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol, hollow point bullets and a large capacity magazine, and transpired on June 26, 2020, and Sept. 18, 2020, in Wharton Borough, Carroll said.

Rodriguez-Santana continues to be lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility.  Sentencing has been scheduled for Oct. 13.

Jay Edwards

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