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Lehigh Valley Man Sentenced on Weapons Charges

NEW JERSEY — A man, arrested trying to enter New York City to rescue a teenager from our area is likely headed to prison. Anti-drug crusader John Cramsey,...

NEW JERSEY -- A man, arrested trying to enter New York City to rescue a teenager from our area is likely headed to prison.

Anti-drug crusader John Cramsey, of the Lehigh Valley, and two others were arrested on weapons charges at the Holland Tunnel in June of 2016.

They claimed they were headed to a drug house in Brooklyn to take a woman from Wilkes-Barre back to her parents.

A judge in New Jersey sentenced Cramsey last week to 1-5 years in prison.

Cramsey asked for probation claiming jail would interfere with the medical treatment he is receiving.

The woman Cramsey tried to rescue, Jenea Patterson, died of a heroin overdose in Wilkes-Barre earlier this year.