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Camden Man Admits to Illegally Selling Guns in Wharton



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Morris County authorities announced the guilty plea of Antony S. Rodriguez-Santana, age 30, of Camden, on charges of unlawfully selling firearms on two dates.

According to officials, Rodriguez-Santana was arrested on August 23, 2021, and charged with second-degree Unlawful Possession of an Assault Firearm, two counts of second degree Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons, fourth degree Unlawful Sale of a Firearm, second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, fourth-degree Possession of a Defaced Firearm, and fourth degree Unlawful Sale of a Defaced Firearm.

Officials say the sales involved a Smith & Wesson MP .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, a defaced Raven Arms model P25 .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol, hollow point bullets, and a large capacity magazine, and transpired on June 26, 2020, and September 18, 2020, in Wharton.

On September 12,  Rodriguez-Santana entered a guilty plea to second-degree certain persons not to have weapons or ammunition.

According to the authorities, the State will recommend that Rodriguez-Santana be sentenced to ten (10) years in New Jersey State Prison with a five (5) year parole disqualifier.

In pleading guilty, Rodriguez-Santana admitted to possessing an assault firearm while previously being convicted of aggravated assault.

Authorities say Rodriguez-Santana continues to be lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility.

Sentencing has been scheduled for October 13.