A Ringwood New Jersey man is on his way to federal prison after pleading guilty to several weapons offenses, including illegal possession of numerous machine guns.
The suspect, a 36-year-old Ringwood NJ man, was arrested in July 2015. That’s when police allegedly found a cache of weapons hidden in a room at his house, which is located on Skyline Drive in Ringwood, New Jersey.
Police went to the residence to serve a temporary restraining order (TRO). While searching the residence, detectives allegedly discovered the bunker filled with machine guns, an automatic grenade launcher, and ammunition magazines. Police allegedly seized a total of 80 firearms.
The suspect was subsequently charged with multiple counts of unlawful possession of a weapon. He managed to avoid trial in the case by reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
Now the suspect is headed to a federal penitentiary after a U.S. District Court judge signed off on the plea deal and sentenced him to two years behind bars.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Gets 2 Years for Machine Guns Kept in Hidden Bunker.”