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AP source: Anti-drug crusader to plead to weapons charge

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 29, 2017 8:31 AM
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Kimberly Arendt, left, John Cramsey, center, and Dean Smith, are seen on a monitor during their video arraignment at Hudson County Courthouse, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J. The three were arrested on weapons charges when they were stopped before crossing the Holland Tunnel from New Jersey to New York while driving with a cache of weapons.

(Trenton, N.J.) -- A Pennsylvania man arrested last year outside New York City with a vehicle full of weapons for an alleged drug rescue plans to plead guilty.

A person with direct knowledge of the case tells The Associated Press John Cramsey will plead guilty Monday.

The source wasn't authorized to speak publicly because details of the plea agreement were still being worked out Friday.

Cramsey and two associates were arrested outside the Holland Tunnel in June 2016.

They told authorities they were on their way to rescue a teenager from a drug den.

Police recovered weapons, including a semi-automatic military-style rifle, a shotgun and five handguns, along with other tactical gear.

Dean Smith and Kimberly Arendt, who were accompanying Cramsey, made deals with prosecutors earlier this year to avoid a trial.

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