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Release* ††† ††††††Date: April 20, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: April 20, 2010
Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today that a member of a street gang has been sentenced to serve up to 9 Ĺ years in a New Jersey state prison for selling a handgun to an undercover police officer.
Marcus A. Vasquez (DOB 8/7/83) of Perth Amboy also was ordered to serve at least five years in prison before he can be eligible for parole.
a member of the
†Vasquez admitted selling the gun to the undercover officer and admitted that due to a prior conviction, he was prohibited from carrying a weapon. The prior conviction involved possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute it within 1,000 feet of a school.
defendant pleaded guilty following negotiations with Middlesex County Assistant
was arrested and charged on May 27, 2009, after he met the undercover officer,
accepted a $600 payment and then gave him the handgun, a .357 Magnum revolver
at a location near