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New Jersey Man Gets 5 Years For Gun Trafficking In Trenton

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(Credit: NJ Attorney General's Office)

(Credit: NJ Attorney General’s Office)

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Trenton man has been sentenced to five years in prison for selling an illegal assault weapon in the city.

Under terms of his sentencing Thursday, Jameel Harris will have to serve to serve at least three years before he’s eligible for parole.

Harris pleaded guilty to selling a sawed-off AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to a government informant for $1,200 last May. The rifle had a high-capacity magazine loaded with eighty rounds.

Harris is one of more than 50 people indicted last year as part of a joint effort by the attorney general’s office and New Jersey state police to disrupt weapons trafficking. Eleven Trenton residents were charged with selling a total of 16 firearms.

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