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Anti-drug activist pleads guilty to weapons charges

Anti-drug activist pleads guilty to weapons charges

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man arrested last year outside New York with a vehicle full of weapons who told police he was heading to the city to rescue a teenage girl from a drug den has pleaded guilty to weapons charges.

John Cramsey and two associates were arrested outside the Holland Tunnel. He told authorities they were going to rescue the girl. She later died of an overdose.

Police recovered a semi-automatic, military-style rifle, a shotgun, five handguns and tactical gear.

Cramsey pleaded guilty Monday in New Jersey to unlawful possession of a gun and possession for an unlawful purpose. Each count carries a maximum sentence of five years, but Cramsey's attorney will seek probation.

Acquaintances say the gun range owner became an anti-drug crusader after his daughter died of an overdose.

Updated : 2021-05-14 19:48 GMT+08:00