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

Posted: Updated:
JERSEY CITY -

(AP) - 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.

sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."