In a joint operation by Detectives with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, the Office of Attorney General’s Gun Violence Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a 25-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested on Friday for the illegal straw purchases of 16 firearms from gun stores in Bucks, Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware counties.
Deon Lamont Hudson, of Philadelphia, was charged with 39 counts of unlawful sale or transfer of a firearm and conspiracy to commit of unlawful sale or transfer of a firearm.
He was arrested in Philadelphia on Friday and arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Frank W. Peranteau Sr., who sent him to Bucks County Correctional Facility under $200,000 bail, 10 percent.
“Illegal firearms purchases like the ones this prolific straw firearms purchaser has repeatedly made are often linked to other, violent, gun crimes,” District Attorney Matt Weintraub said. “By putting him out of commission and out of illegal commerce, we have undoubtedly saved lives.”