An Asbury Park man will spend nearly 2.5 years (33 months) in prison for being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced on Tuesday.

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Natquan T. Johnson, 26, found himself in trouble again after pictures of him with a gun surfaced on social media which caught the attention of Asbury Park Police and Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Detectives in July of 2019.

During a consensual search of the residence, they located the firearm, a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun loaded with nine rounds of ammunition.

Before his Tuesday sentencing in Trenton Federal Court, Johnson plead guilty to an indictment charging him with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

In addition to prison time, Johnson will be under three years of supervised release.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ian D. Brater of the Criminal Division in Trenton.

Defense counsel: Andrea Bergman Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Trenton.

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