A Ringwood NJ man is headed to federal prison after he pleaded guilty to numerous weapons offenses, including illegal possession of machine guns.
The suspect is a 36-year-old man from Ringwood in Passaic County, New Jersey. He was placed under arrest in July 2015 after law enforcement allegedly discovered a cache of firearms hidden in a room at his residence on Skyline Drive in Ringwood, NJ.
Police officers went to the suspect s home because they needed to serve a temporary restraining order (TRO). While subsequently searching the house, detectives reportedly found the bunker filled with machine guns, an automatic grenade launcher, and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Police reportedly seized a total of 80 firearms.
The suspect was charged with numerous counts of unlawful possession of a weapon. He ultimately avoided trial in the case by reaching a plea deal with federal prosecutors.
Now the suspect has been sentenced on the criminal charges, with a U.S. District Court judge approving the plea agreement. He recently appeared in US District Court in Newark NJ and was sentenced to a term of incarceration of two years in a federal penitentiary.
Additionally, the suspect agreed to forfeit his weapons to the State.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Man Gets 2 Years for Machine Guns Kept in Hidden Bunker.”