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Harrington Man Arrested After Selling Stolen Firearms to Undercover Police

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Phillip M. Wright Phillip M. Wright

FELTON, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested a Harrington man accused of attempting to sell stolen guns to an undercover detective.

Police said members of the DSP Kent County Drug and Criminal Investigative Unit learned 25-year-old Phillip M. Wright was trying to sell four stolen firearms in his possession. According to police, undercover detectives then contacted Wright to discuss details and prices of the guns.

Detectives were given a description of the firearms and were able to locate a possible victim of a burglary with stolen guns, police said.

The undercover detective arranged a meeting with Wright Monday afternoon to buy the firearms. Troopers said that after the sale, Wright was taken into custody. Police said they recovered two 12-gauge shotguns and two .22 caliber rifles.

Wright is charged with four counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, four counts of engaging in a firearms transaction on behalf of another subsequent offense and four counts of receiving a stolen firearm.

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