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Man Arrested With Gun Cache During Drug 'Rescue' Trip Seeks Christie Pardon

John Cramsey, of Zionsville, Pennsylvania, and two others face weapons charges after their arrest last June

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    Man Arrested With Gun Cache During Drug 'Rescue' Trip Seeks Christie Pardon
    Some of the weapons seized in the June bust appear on the left. The vehicle in which they were found appear on the right.

    What to Know

    • John Cramsey, of Zionsville, Pennsylvania, and two others face weapons charges after their arrest last June

    • The three occupants have said they were on a mission to rescue a young woman who was on drugs

    • Cramsey, the leader of the group, has called the presence of the guns in the car an 'oversight'

    An attorney for a Pennsylvania man arrested at the Holland Tunnel last year with a cache of weapons while on a trip he said was to rescue a teen from a drug den in New York will ask Gov. Christie for a pardon, his lawyer said Friday. 

    James Lisa, an attorney for John Cramsey, who faces weapons charges along with two others stemming from their arrest last June, said he feels the Republican governor's strong stance on the drug abuse crisis could make him receptive to the request. 

    Cramsey's attorneys were in court to appeal the denial of his request to enter a pretrial intervention program that would allow him to avoid jail time. The judge rejected their appeal. 

    Lisa said he planned to appeal that ruling to the state appellate division.

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