A Hamburg New Jersey man recently pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm inside his home.
The 24-year-old suspect entered the guilty plea during an appearance in Sussex County Superior Court in Newton, NJ.
In March, Hamburg police officers and detectives with the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence. The search warrant was reportedly related to another criminal matter.
Once inside the home, law enforcement reportedly found an unloaded assault rifle. According to officials, the assault rifle was unregistered.
In addition to finding the gun, police also allegedly discovered multiple rounds of high-capacity ammunition magazines. The ammo was reportedly found in a safe inside the home.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with second degree unlawful possession of an assault firearm and fourth degree possession of large capacity ammunition magazines.
After being arrested, the suspect was taken to the Sussex County Jail. He later secured his release after his parents posted $77,500 bail.
Now that the suspect has pleaded guilty to the weapons offense, he will have to return to superior court in October for formal sentencing. The Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office is reportedly planning to recommend that the suspect be sentenced to probation.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Hamburg Man Had Assault Rifle, Authorities Say.”