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Moreau man accused of trying to sell assault rifle on Facebook

Moreau man accused of trying to sell assault rifle on Facebook

State police say they caught a Moreau man in the process of selling an assault weapon after he adver

State police say they caught a Moreau man in the process of selling an assault weapon after he advertised it for sale on Facebook.

An investigation into the alleged sale began when state police received a tip through the state’s new gun tip line that 51-year-old William G. Greene was offering an assault weapon for sale on a Facebook page for gun enthusiasts. Troopers said an undercover investigator responded to the posting, eventually meeting with Greene and purchasing the weapon, an RGuns .223-5.56 caliber assault style rifle with a pistol grip.

Greene, of Pine Road, was charged with unlawful transfer of an assault weapon and disposing of a weapon without a NICS background check, both misdemeanors. He was released on a ticket to appear in Moreau Town Court.

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