Far from home, a 34-year-old man was arrested and booked into Bergen County
Jail on charges of illegally selling guns in New Jersey and New York.
The Lewisville, Texas, man is accused of arranging to sell six firearms
to an undercover detective in Edgewater. The man was reportedly to receive
$7,200 for the guns.
The Bergen County Narcotics Task Force later pulled him over near the Edgewater
location where the alleged gun transaction was to take place.
In his vehicle and Jersey City residence, officers said they found six
He now faces the following charges: unlawful possession of a handgun,
possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose and unlawfully transporting firearms.
In an unrelated incident, two Hackensack teenagers were arrested on suspicions
of robbery, possession of a a handgun for unlawful purposes, unlawful
possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of a handgun, law enforcement
The teens, ages 19 and 16, were arrested after they alleged robbed a man
of $90 and a smartphone at gunpoint in North Bergen last week.
Police said the alleged robbery victim sells phones on the internet and
had previously sold a phone to the 19-year-old.
The teen reportedly contacted the man to buy another phone and arranged
another purchase. The two teens, accompanied by a third man, met the alleged
victim, showed him a gun and told him to give them his money and phone.
They then reportedly fled the scene in the 19-year-old's van.
Our firm handles the kinds of cases described in this blog post. For more
information, please visit ourBergen County weapons offenses page.
"Texas man arrested with guns in Edgewater," Aug. 15, 2012