A Burlington County man has been charged with firearms and narcotics offenses, federal officials announced today.
According to federal officials, Cody Starr, 35, of Mount Holly, is charged by complaint with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of possession of a machinegun, one count of distribution of methamphetamine, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Officials say, Starr made his initial appearance today in Camden federal court and was detained without bail.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
On Nov. 8, undercover agents met with Starr at his residence.
Court documets state, while armed with a machine gun, a privately made firearm (PMF), Starr sold methamphetamine and three PMFs to the undercover agents.
“The charges described in this complaint include possessing a privately-made automatic weapon, U.S. Attorney Sellinger said.
“We are committed to protecting the community by prosecuting those who commit firearms offenses.”
“ATF remains steadfast in identifying, investigating, arresting, and prosecuting those offenders responsible for violent crime and preventing them from wreaking havoc in our neighborhoods,” Acting Special Agent in Charge Bryan Miller of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said.
“We will continue to target not only those who illegally possess or utilize firearms to commit violent crimes but also those who facilitate illegal manufacturing and trafficking of firearms.
ATF will never waver in our commitment to protecting the community, and we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to hold all violators accountable.”
According to Federal officials, the drug distribution charge carries a mandatory minimum term of 10 years in prison, a potential maximum term of life in prison, and up to a $10 million fine.
Officials say, the felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a machine gun each carry a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
The charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime charge carries a mandatory minimum term of incarceration of five years in prison, a potential maximum penalty of life in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000.