Arrest: Attempted Criminal Purchase of a Weapon/ Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon

10/15/19: Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Nicholas Bustamante, 28, of Montauk, NY, for attempted criminal purchase of a weapon. He attempted to purchase a NY Safe Act compliant AR-15 rifle from Baits and Barrels in Riverhead, NY, on 02/20/19 knowing he was prohibited by law from possessing a firearm because of a prior “serious offense” conviction. He was charged with attempted criminal purchase of a weapon and attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree.

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