Joseph Rubino, of Lafayette Township, New Jersey, was charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime and one count of possession of firearms by a convicted felon, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey said in a statement on Tuesday.
After obtaining a warrant, authorities seized from Rubino's vehicle and home a collection of weapons. Among them:
Also recovered from Rubino's home were roughly 70 grams of meth, 7 kilograms of marijuana and 200 marijuana vape cartridges. Additionally, authorities found clothing and bumper stickers with neo-Nazi symbols and a document titled, as specified in the DOJ statement, "N****r Owner's Manual."
- TEC-DC9 semi-automatic assault handgun
- 9 mm semi-automatic assault pistol with high-capacity magazine
- .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle loaded with hollow-point cartridges
- .223-caliber bolt-action rifle with scope
- Two sawed-off double-barrel shotguns
Rubino also owned silencers, an assault rifle scope and a ballistics vest, along with the grenade launcher, according to the DOJ.
At least one of the charges could result in a life sentence for Rubino, whose next appearance in federal court has not been scheduled.