CO Man Charged With Unlawfully Transporting Guns Over the Internet to NJ
Federal authorities say a Colorado man was arrested Wednesday for conspiring to unlawfully transport firearms via the internet to New Jersey.
U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger says 22-year-old Hunter Weeks of Colorado Springs, CO, has been charged with conspiracy to unlawfully transport firearms and possession and transportation of an unregistered firearm.
According to documents filed in this case,
From February 2021 through July 2021, undercover law enforcement agents communicated with several individuals, including Weeks, via a social media platform where individuals advertised for sale various narcotics and firearms. During this time period, Weeks’ fingerprints were found on the parcels used to mail three firearms from addresses in Colorado to New Jersey that were sold to the undercover agents, including: a Glock firearm with an auto sear switch, making it a fully-automatic firearm; an Uzi assembled to function as machine gun; and an AR-15 firearm.
The count of conspiracy to unlawfully transport firearms charge carries up to five years in prison with a $250,000 fine. The possession of unregistered firearms charge carries up to a decade behind bars and a $10,000 fine.
Weeks was expected to make an initial court appearance Wednesday.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.