674 Guns Collected During Morris County Gun Buyback

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Prosecutor’s office paid $104,675 to remove 674 guns from circulation during a recent gun buyback event in partnership with the Attorney General’s Office.

In a statement released Tuesday, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Richard Pantina, the Morris County Board of Commissioners, John Sette representing the Morris County CrimeStoppers and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin, announce the success of the recent Morris County Gun Buy Back program, which resulted in the successful surrender of 674 firearms. A total of $104,675 is being paid out through funding for the program by the Morris County Crime Stoppers, New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Morris County Commissioners (County ARPA Funds), and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Forfeiture Funds (CLETA).

The program was held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Budd Lake Fire Department and Sunday, May 15 at the Parsippany PAL Building.

New Jersey residents were invited to turn in firearms with “no questions asked,” with payouts made on a first come, first serve basis.