A man from Atlantic County who has five prior felony convictions has been sentenced to over 12 years in prison for illegally selling and possessing multiple firearms.

Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig says 37-year-old Brandon Groce of Newtonville previously pleaded guilty to one count of illegally engaging in the business of dealing in firearms and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Groce's 151-month sentence was handed down in federal court on Monday.

Honig's office says,

On six different dates between February 2019 and September 2019, Groce met with an individual at a parking lot in Paulsboro, New Jersey, to sell firearms. Groce sold at least one firearm and ammunition for cash at each meeting. Groce lacked a license to sell firearms. At the time of the sales, Groce had previously been convicted in New Jersey Superior Court of five felonies, including a firearms offense, resisting arrest, and three controlled substances offenses.

In addition to the prison term, Groce was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.

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