MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announced a six year prison sentence for a Kinnelon man on weapon and drug charges.

Richard Spielman entered guilty pleas to first degree Maintenance of a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility and Second Degree Unlawful Possession of a Machine Gun. As part of the plea agreement, Spielman forfeited nearly $6800 and was sentenced to six years in state prison for the drug charges and must serve thirty six months before becoming eligible for parole. A concurrent three year prison term was also imposed by the court.

Butler and Kinnelon Police led the investigation which resulted in the seizure of one automatic machine gun, one assault rifle, 79 marijuana plants, ten pound of marijuana, mushrooms, two shotguns, four riffles, one loaded handgun, high capacity magazines, silencers, throwing stars, metal knuckles, $6,800 cash and a 2006 Jeep.

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“The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office will continue to seek incarceration of convicted for-profit drug dealers and those who possess weapons in contravention of state and federal law", stated Prosecutor Knapp. " We hope that the sentences the Court imposed today serve to deter not just this defendant but others who engage in similar criminal activity.”


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