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EHT man released three months after sentencing in drugs, gun parts case

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An Egg Harbor Township man has been released from prison three months after being sentenced to four years in prison on a drug and gun case.

Neal Garrity, 34, was sentenced four years in prison in December, after pleading guilty to intent to distribute fentanyl and unlawfully possession parts for a so-called "ghost gun," along with a large-capacity magazine.

The sentence did not require him to serve a minimum amount of time behind bars.

A search of Garrity's Boston Avenue home June 10 led to several hundred wax folds containing heroin, plastic bags with heroin residue, a digital scale and $2,334 in cash, according to the affidavit of probable cause obtained by BreakingAC. He also had a 9mm “ghost gun” without a serial number and equipped with an extended magazine loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition inside the residence.

Two pill bottles also were recovered, the affidavit claims. One had 100 pills of quetiapine fumarate and the other had 37 pills of the muscle relaxer tizanidine hydrochloride.

Garrity originally faced eight charges, including the second-degree crime of possession of a weapon while committing a drug crime.

Before his transfer to the Garden State Youth Facility in Burlington County, he had been in the Atlantic County jail since his June 10 arrest, making his total time served about nine months. He was released Thursday.


Lynda Cohen

Lynda Cohen founded BreakingAC after working as a local newspaper reporter for more than two decades. She is an NJPA award-winner and was a Stories of Atlantic City fellow.

Sunday, May 19, 2024
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