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Marlton Man Sentenced to Jail for Selling Ghost Guns, Weapons Possession


By: Jeff Sommes 

A Burlington  County man was sentenced to serve jail time for possessing several weapons and selling guns without permits at locations in New Jersey. 

According to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Unit, with assistance from the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Hammonton Police Department arrested Carleton in Hammonton after they observed him selling a ghost gun.

Officials say after the arrest, a search warrant was executed on Carlton's vehicle, a Mercedes Benz R320 where cops found two additional handguns, one of which was a ghost gun.

Another search warrant was then executed at Carleton's residence in Marlton, where police found 15 ghost guns, six rifles, and shotguns inside the home.

In addition, officials said there were equipment, devices, tools, and mechanisms, including undocumented handguns, rifle uppers, lowers, frames, bolts, and receivers, that Carleton utilized to make completely operable firearms.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said on November 17, 2022, Gregory Carleton, 51, of Marlton, was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison and is  subject to a parole ineligibility period of 3.5 years on each of three counts of Possession of a Handgun without a Permit and 18 months New Jersey State Prison on each of three counts of Unlawful Transport and sale of a firearm. 

Officials in Atlantic County said all sentences would run concurrently with each other.