In New Jersey, dealing with guns is no joke, as it is one of the strictest states in terms of gun laws. These tough laws have worked for most, but have lead others to deal guns illegally, which can mean serious jail time for some. On Monday, June 26th of 2017, seven men were indicted for gun trafficking. A man, aged 40, of Egg Harbor City, was named by the authorities as the ring leader of a group of men who sold handguns, shotguns, rifles, and automatic weapons, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. The search has been going on since March, and has led to the arrest of 16 people thus far, with some of them having dealt drugs on top of the guns.
The other men consist of young adults, ranging from ages 18 to 26. All but one of them were from Egg Harbor City, while the other was from Atlanta, Georgia.
The ringleader faces the worst of the charges, and if convicted, faces 25 years to life in prison of the first-degree charge of being the leader of such a trafficking network. He has had charges related to drug trafficking in earlier years, such as 2011, 2015, and 2016. Of the other five men indicted, all but Foster were indicted on multiple charges relating to unlawful weapon possession.
Cases smaller than this, especially in New Jersey, have been known to leave people in serious trouble with the law simply because of how tight the gun laws are. With the help of a highly-experienced attorney, help can be given to those with serious or minor gun charges. At Stephen Piper Law, Mr. Piper has helped countless defendants with their case. If you or someone you know has been charged with any kind of gun charge, contact Stephen Piper Law today to schedule a consultation.