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Glassboro man’s weapons conviction upheld by state appellate court

Phil Davis/South Jersey TimesBy Phil Davis/South Jersey Times 
on December 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM, updated December 25, 2013 at 5:06 PM

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WOODBURY — A Glassboro man convicted of illegally owning a firearm in 2011 had his appeal denied by a state appellate court on Tuesday.

According to Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Bernie Weisenfeld, Glassboro resident David L. Carr, 55, was convicted of illegally having a rifle in the bedroom of his apartment after police executed a search warrant on his South Academy Street home.

According to the prosecutor’s office, Carr argued he received inadequate representation from his defense lawyer and that the trial judge and prosecutor committed procedural errors during the weapons possession trial.

The appellate court’s opinion stated that the argument was a premature argument in the appeals process and that any accusations of procedural errors did not merit a written discussion.

On March 20, 2009, authorities searched Carr’s home as part of a drug investigation and allegedly retrieved less than a half-ounce of crack cocaine in plastic bags inside a toilet.

He and two unnamed women were arrested at the time and Carr was charged with various drug charges along with possession of a rifle by a felon. Carr is listed as a felon for prior offenses, including being convicted of unlawful possession of a weapon in 1995.

While Carr was acquitted of several drug possession and distribution charges in connection with the 2009 case, he was sentenced to eight years in state prison for certain persons not to have weapons on Sept. 9, 2011.