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Alleged Neo-Nazi Found With 17 Guns, Grenade Launcher After Crashing His Van, Cops Say
Joseph Rubino was also found in possession of racist literature, including a manual on how to own slaves, according to the New Jersey State Police.
A car crash in New Jersey led to the discovery of an alleged neo-Nazi and his arsenal of weapons and Nazi propaganda, authorities say.
Joseph Rubino, 57, of Layfayette Township crashed his white van into a tree on July 24, Newsweek reports.
Responding officers “observed numerous weapons and ammunition inside Rubino’s crashed vehicle,” according to the New Jersey State Police.
Rubino's a convicted felon and isn't supposed to have guns.
Police then executed court-authorized warrants to search both Rubino’s van and home, where they allegedly discovered a cache of weapons including a grenade launcher, 17 guns including numerous assault rifles, a ballistics vest, several high-capacity magazines, multiple silencers and an assault rifle scope.
“In addition to the firearms and ammunition, law enforcement recovered approximately 70 grams of methamphetamine, seven kilograms of marijuana, and 200 marijuana vape cartridges from Rubino’s house,” police said.
Then, there’s allegedly all the Nazi and white supremacy literature and other items.
“Rubino was also in possession of a box containing clothing and bumper stickers with ‘SS Bolts,’ which are common white supremacist and neo-Nazi symbols, as well as a document entitled ‘N----r Owner’s Manual,’ containing racist material and purporting to be an instruction manual for owning a slave,” according to police.
Rubino has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, and possession of firearms by a convicted felon. The methamphetamine charge alone could be punishable by up to 40 years behind bars. Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime could also land him behind bars for life.
It’s not clear if Rubino has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time.
He was convicted in 1999 for writing bad checks, according to the New York Post.