Sussex County Man Charged with Unlawfully Possessing Arsenal

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A Sussex County man has been charged with unlawfully possessing arsenal following an investigation by troopers from Troop “B” Hope and Sussex Station. According to the New Jersey State Police, Joseph Rubino, of Lafayette Township, is facing one count each of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, and possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

Rubino's vehicle was reportedly involved in a motor vehicle accident on July 24 and police observed weapons and ammunition inside the 57-year-old's car. Later they executed search warrants on his vehicle and residence and according to the New Jersey State Police they recovered the following:

  • Intratec Arms Model TEC-DC9 semi-automatic assault handgun
  • Cobray Arms Mac-11 9mm semi-automatic assault pistol with a high-capacity magazine
  • Keltec CMR30 .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle loaded with 16 .22 caliber hollow-point cartridges
  • High Standard Derringer .22 caliber double-barrel handgun
  • Polymer 80 9mm semi-automatic handgun
  • Ithaca M-66 20-gauge single shotgun
  • Remington Model 700 .223 caliber bold action rifle with scope
  • Thompson Center .50 caliber muzzle-loading rifle with scope
  • Remington Model 870 Wingmaster 12-gauge pump shotgun
  • New England Firearms 20-gauge single shot shotgun
  • Remington Model 760 .300 Savage pump rifle
  • Glenfield Mod 60 .22 LR caliber semi-automatic rifle
  • Two sawed-off double-barrel shotgun barrels
  • Several high-capacity magazines
  • Numerous silencers
  • An assault rifle scope
  • A grenade launcher
  • A ballistics vest
  • Numerous additional ammunition of various calibers
  • 70 grams of methamphetamine
  • Seven kilograms of marijuana
  • 200 marijuana vape cartridges
  • A box of clothing and bumper stickers with “SS Bolts,” which are common white supremacist and neo-Nazi symbols
  • A document containing racist material and purporting to be an instruction manual for owning a slave

Read the New Jersey State Police press release below.

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