GALLOWAY TWP., N.J. (WPVI) --A New Jersey teenager was arrested after police found he was in possession of parts to assemble a semi-automatic rifle.
On April 12, the Galloway Police Department said they received information that led them to the teen.
After further investigation, the 16-year-old boy was arrested.
Police say they seized all the parts and tools required to assemble a fully functional semi-automatic AR-15 rifle. Ammunition for the rifle was not located.
Police also found hollow point ammunition for a .40 caliber firearm. Though, a firearm capable of firing this ammunition was not located.
In addition, police seized cocaine.
At the time of the arrest, police say the 16-year-old was on juvenile probation for possession of a handgun on school property.
The teen has been transferred to the custody of Atlantic Youth Detention Center on the following charges: Possession of an Assault Firearm, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Credit Card Theft, Wrongful Impersonation, and Possession of Cocaine.
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