An East Windsor man was one of nine men indicted on gun trafficking charges late last week.
Amoi Smith, 21, of Chestnut Willows Apartments, was accused along with four Virginia men of aiding Trayle Beasley, 29, of Trenton, who lead a network that trafficked guns from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Trenton, said the indictment released May 27.
Mr. Smith, who remained at large Thursday, allegedly traveled to Virginia with Mr. Beasley on trips to get guns. Mr. Beasley was allegedly selling guns to drug dealers and gang members in Trenton, and preferred dealing in revolvers because they do not leave shell casings at crime scenes.
No wonder the criminals are winning. Smart ideas like that about the shell casings staying in the revolver will go a long way. But these particular guys weren't smart enough for the Jersey cops. And when the cops and the prosecutors get upset, look at what they do.
According to township police, Mr. Smith was charged in March 2009 with possession of a weapon, possession of a defaced weapon, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana with intent to distribute in a school zone, hindering apprehension, obstructing police and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
That "intent to distribute in a school zone" is probably good for some extra years, don't you think?
What's your opinion? Are those easily acquired guns in Virginia just flowing up the I-95 Iron Pipeline? Sounds like it, huh?
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