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Warren County man arrested for possession of ghost gun, high-capacity magazine

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A  Phillipsburg man was arrested Friday after police seized a ghost gun and a high-capacity magazine during a search warrant of his residence, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

On April 13, the Phillipsburg Police Department, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, and the New Jersey State Police executed a search warrant at his residence on Summit Avenue in Phillipsburg, authorities said.

The execution of the warrant was a result of an ongoing investigation into the recent discharge of firearms in Phillipsburg, the prosecutor’s office said.

As a result of the search warrant, police recovered a 9 MM Pantos untraceable ghost gun and a high-capacity magazine, authorities said.

Jeffrey S. Carthens, 18, was arrested on April 14 in Newark with assistance from the United States Marshalls Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Carthens was charged with second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, fourth-degree possession of a prohibited weapon (high-capacity magazine), and second-degree possession of a prohibited weapon (ghost gun).

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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