Published on September 17th, 2013 | by Daniel R. Perlman0
Woodlynne man admits selling 100 guns, PCP in Camden
A Woodlynne man on Thursday admitted he sold at least 100 guns, along with PCP, in the city for nearly two years.
Terrance Laboo, 40, pleaded guilty in federal court to dealing firearms without a license, conspiracy to deal in firearms without a federal firearms license, possession of firearms by a convicted felon and distribution of PCP.
Laboo, also known as Terrance Reeves, admitted he sold the guns between December 2009 and September 2011. He’d bought them with cash from illegal gun distributors with out-of-state connections, authorities said.
Laboo got many of the guns from Joshua Jackson, 33, of Willingboro, who also had a listed address in Columbus, Ohio, they continued.
Jackson, for his part, had bought most of them at gun shows from unlicensed sellers not subject to background checks, investigators said. They added that some guns were bought at Ohio gun stores by straw purchasers working for Jackson.
Jackson then transported the guns to New Jersey and sold them to Laboo and others in the Camden area, authorities said. Laboo admitted to buying guns that had come illegally from Virginia and Ohio and that he sold many to other drug dealers.
At the time of the gun sales, Laboo further admitted, he also sold PCP and cocaine from the corner of 4th and Chestnut streets.
“Today, Terrance Laboo admitted he poisoned the streets of Camden with dangerous drugs and deadly weapons,” U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
“Criminals who exploit the laws of other states to bring guns into New Jersey fuel a culture of violence that destroys communities and lives.”
The illegal firearms sale and conspiracy charges each carry a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The charge of firearms possession by a felon carries a 10-year maximum and the same fine.
The PCP distribution charge carries 20 years maximum and a $1 million fine.
Laboo’s sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 14. Jackson faces related charges in his own pending case.
Source: nj.com “Woodlynne man admits selling 100 guns, PCP in Camden,” September 17, 2013.