A Burlington County man has been indicted on multiple weapons charges in connection to manufacturing and selling guns, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
According to authorities, on Apr. 10th an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned a 22-count indictment against Gregory Carleton, 56, Evesham Township, for unlawfully manufacturing and selling “ghost guns.” Ghost guns are guns manufactured without the legally required serial number.
Officials said on January 17, 2018, Carleton illegally sold a ghost gun in Hammonton. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, searched Carleton’s residence in Evesham Township in Burlington County.
During that search, police seized an additional 17 ghost guns, 14 unregistered firearms, and numerous parts, tools, and equipment used to manufacture firearms. In total, 31 firearms were seized.
Gregory Carleton is being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.