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Anti-drug activist who drove with weapons cache gets prison

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 28, 2017 7:52 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.

(Jersey City, NJ) -- A Montgomery County man arrested last year outside New York with a vehicle full of weapons while heading to the city to rescue a teenage girl from a drug den has been sentenced to at least a year in prison.

John Cramsey, of East Greensville, was sentenced in court in Jersey City on Friday morning.

He pleaded guilty to weapons charges earlier this year. He will have to serve at least one year and a maximum of five.

The anti-drug activist and former gun range owner and two associates were arrested outside the Holland Tunnel.

He told authorities they were going to rescue the girl, who later died of an overdose.

He has already spent three months in jail.

A different judge earlier denied a request to sentence him to probation.

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