A New Vineyard, Maine man was arrested on multiple counts in Fort Lee, New Jersey with a “ghost” weapon and more than 25 pounds of pot.
Who was arrested and what is a “Ghost Gun?”
Carleton E. Dixon, 40, was in his black Chevrolet Silverado in Fort Lee, New Jersey, when police searched the vehicle. Bergen County District Attorney Mark Musella said items seized in that search included more than twenty-five pounds of marijuana, $50,705 in cash, and a handgun later found to be a ” phantom weapon”. This term refers to home-made firearms that lack any commercial serial number. Dixon was arrested and transported to the Bergen County District Attorney’s office in Paramus, New Jersey.
What charges is he facing?
Dixon faces several charges, including:
- 1st degree possession with intent to distribute marijuana
- Illegal possession of a 2nd degree handgun
- Possession of a 2nd degree weapon while committing a drug-related crime
- 3rd degree carrying ghost gun
- 3rd degree money laundering
- 3rd degree possession with intent to distribute hashish.
Last I heard, he was being held in the Bergen County Jail pending his first court appearance in the Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Musella said the arrest was the result of a drug and gun crime investigation by the Bergen County District Attorney’s Office, under Chief Jason Love. He adds that the charges are just charges and that Dixon is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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