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

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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