An Absecon man has been sentenced for being found with a gun at a local hospital last year.

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Authorities say on February 10, 2022, Galloway Township Police responded to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center–Mainland Campus for a report of a handgun that was found on Quasir Smith by hospital personnel.

Smith did not have a permit to carry the gun and he was placed under arrest.

On Tuesday, Smith was sentenced to five years in state prison on a charge of second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun in accordance with a plea deal with the State.

Smith will be required to serve at least 3-1/2 years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole.

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