A South Jersey man will be spending several years behind bars on weapons charges.

Jaime Cambrelen - Photo: ACPO

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner says 31-year-old Jaime Cambrelen was sentenced to 16 years in New Jersey State Prison with eight years of parole ineligibility on Monday.

Tyner's office says Cambrelen pleaded guilty to the charge of first-degree unlawful possession of a handgun back in August.

According to the prosecutor's office, "On Oct. 17, 2019, Atlantic City Police officers conducted a stop of a vehicle in which Cambrelen was a passenger. Cambrelen ran from the police with an illegal handgun. Members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit later retrieved the handgun and apprehended Cambrelen."

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