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Texas man sentenced to prison for handgun possession in Hunterdon County

FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Texas man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm, according to Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael Williams.

Sergio Hernandez-Maya, 34, of Houston was sentenced on Aug. 30 to five years in state prison, Williams said.

Hernandez-Maya was arrested on April 22 on charges resulting from a motor vehicle stop that occurred in Clinton Township. A search of his vehicle revealed a handgun, Williams said.

Hernandez-Maya pled guilty to second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm on June 3, Williams said.

“I would like to commend the officers from the Clinton Township Police Department for their work on this case and taking another dangerous weapon off of the streets in Hunterdon County,” Williams said.

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