WNYT.com

Upstate NY man charged with felony firearms trafficking

Posted at: 03/03/2013 8:30 AM
Updated at: 03/03/2013 8:52 AM
By: AP

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man has been arrested and charged with 13 felonies after an undercover investigation into illegal firearms trafficking.
    
The Times Herald-Record reports that cops from the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team arrested a convicted felon with 17 firearms Saturday.
    
Police identified the suspect as 58-year-old Ronald Grumberg.
    
Police recovered two handguns and 15 rifles at Grumberg's Saugerties residence including an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle after executing a search warrant.
    
The arrest occurred after months of undercover firearm buys by police officers.
    
Grumberg was charged with four counts of third degree criminal sale of a firearm, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and other gun-related charges.
    
He was arraigned and sent to Ulster County Jail on $50,000 cash bond. It wasn't clear if Grumberg had a lawyer.
    
Information from: The Times Herald-Record, http://www.th-record.com

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)