A Hudson County man today admitted possessing a firearm and ammunition after previously having been convicted of a felony, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.
According to Acting U.S. Attorney Honig, Nathan Miller, 32, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
On June 28, 2020, law enforcement officers saw Miller with a suspected firearm near the intersection of Oak Street and Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City.
Miller then entered a vehicle and appeared to place the firearm in the glove compartment. Law enforcement officers stopped the vehicle and found a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson semiautomatic handgun in the glove compartment, loaded with 13 rounds of ammunition.
Miller was previously convicted in the Superior Court of Hudson County of possession of a controlled dangerous substance on school property, a felony punishable by more than one year in prison.
The charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for March 16, 2022.