An Eatontown man was one of 28 people arrested on Wednesday as part of a joint operation between the New Jersey State Police and police departments across the state.
Jonathan Dorosz, 44, of Eatontown, and Lance Zuhowski, 30, of Howell, were arrested by the New Jersey State Police after they allegedly illegally sold a 12-gauge shotgun to a confidential informant in Howell Township on May 16. The two men also attempted to illegally sell a .38-caliber handgun on June 11 in Monmouth County, officials said.
The Division of Criminal Justice filed 18 state grand jury indictments in November charging 28 defendants from across New Jersey with the unlawful possession or sale of 35 guns, including several assault weapons. The indictments stem in all but two instances from cases involving the New Jersey State Police.
The indictments charge the defendants with offenses ranging from unlawful possession of handguns and assault weapons to unlawful transportation of weapons into the state, and also include charges of unlawful possession of defaced weapons, unlawful possession of weapons during commission of narcotics offenses, unlawful possession of body armor piercing bullets, and unlawful possession of weapons by convicted felons.
Many of the people arrested are from Newark and Camden and were involved in gun trafficking operations in those cities.