Cops Arrest Man in Hammonton Who Was Making His Own Guns
30 guns have been recovered, and authorities say a South Jersey man was producing them as "ghost guns" - guns without serial numbers.
Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner says Gregory Carleton, 56, of Marlton was arrested and is facing these charges:
- Second degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun without a Permit
- Fourth degree – Unlawful Manufacture of a Gun or Other Weapon
- Fourth degree – Unlawful Sale of a Gun or Other Weapon
- Second degree, 2 counts, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun without a Permit
- Fourth degree, 2 counts, Unlawful Manufacture of a Gun or Other Weapon
Carleton was originally arrested on January 17th in Hammonton.
According to Tyner,
30 guns were recovered including: 23 handguns, 5 rifles/shotguns from the house and 2 handguns from the vehicle. In addition, there was equipment, devices, tools, mechanisms, including undocumented handgun and rifle uppers and lowers, frames, bolts, and receivers that Carleton was utilizing to make complete and operable firearms. The investigation revealed that Carleton was manufacturing firearms that did not contain serial numbers, which he referred to as “ghost guns”.