Man Sentenced to State Prison for Unlawful Sale of Firearms in Wharton

Published on October 16, 2023

Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, and Wharton Borough Chief of Police David Young announce that Antony S. Rodriguez-Santana, age 30, of Camden, New Jersey has been sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison, of which 5 years must be served before he is eligible for parole.

On September 12, 2023, Rodriguez-Santana entered a guilty plea to second degree Certain Persons Not to Have Firearms in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7(b)(1).

On October 13, 2023, the Honorable Judge Ralph E. Amirata, J.S.C. sentenced Gonzalez to ten (10) years New Jersey State Prison subject to five (5) years of parole ineligibility. 

The guilty plea came as the result of an investigation by the Morris County Special Enforcement Unit, during which time the defendant sold a Smith & Wesson MP .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, a defaced Raven Arms model P25 .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol, hollow point bullets and a large capacity magazine, while previously being convicted of aggravated assault. 

Prosecutor Carroll wishes to thank the following agencies for their assistance and commitment to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit: Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit, Town of Boonton Police Department, Morristown Bureau of Police, Wharton Police Department, Roxbury Police Department, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and MCSO Criminal Investigations Division.

Media inquiries can be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected]


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