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).