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Man sentenced to state prison for unlawful sale of firearms in Morris County

WHARTON BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – A Camden County man has been sentenced to state prison for unlawful sale of firearms in Wharton Borough in 2020, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll.

Antony S. Rodriguez-Santana, 30, of Camden was sentenced on Oct. 13 before the Honorable Judge Ralph E. Amirata, J.S.C. sentenced Gonzalez to ten years New Jersey State Prison subject to five years of parole ineligibility, Carroll said.

Rodriguez-Santana entered a guilty plea on Sept. 12 to second-degree certain persons not to have firearms, Carroll said.

The guilty plea came as the result of an investigation by the Morris County Special Enforcement Unit, during which time Rodriguez-Santana sold 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, while previously being convicted of aggravated assault, Carroll said.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit, Town of Boonton Police Department, Morristown Bureau of Police, Wharton Police Department, Roxbury Police Department, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and MCSO Criminal Investigations Division assisted in the investigation.

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