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Sussex County man sentenced to probation for unlawful possession of a shotgun

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of a weapon, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Richard Gannon, 32, of Wantage Township was sentenced on Sept. 21 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Gannon was sentenced to probation for a period of two years, must forfeit any seized weapons, and must pay fines and fees, Taggart said.

Gannon pled guilty on July 24, to third-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and in pleading guilty, he admitted to knowingly possessing a shotgun without having first obtained a permit to carry, Taggart said.

The case was investigated by Trooper Erny of the New Jersey State Police. Gannon was represented by Daniel Marchese, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Vanessa Henderson.

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