A Camden man who left a gun in an Atlantic City hotel room has been found guilty on weapons-related charges.

On Friday, an Atlantic County Jury convicted 31-year-old Quadir Webb of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, second-degree certain persons not to possess a handgun, fourth-degree possession of hollow point bullets, and fourth-degree possession of a large capacity ammunition magazine charges.

The conviction stems from a March 6, 2022, incident at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

The jury found Webb had spent the night at the Claridge with his girlfriend, Mariah Taylor, and then checked out around noon. Several hours after checking out, a man called the Claridge front desk and asked to go back to room 1219. Webb then arrived at the front desk asking to go back up to that room.

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Upon checking the room, housekeeping found an all-black Glock 17 handgun, loaded with 16 hollow point bullets and unsecured in the nightstand drawer. Webb did not have a permit to purchase or carry a handgun.

When the Atlantic City Police Department arrived at the Claridge to meet with Webb, he began to run.

Through an investigation, it was determined Webb was the previous guest in room 1219 and no one else had accessed the room after he had left.

Webb had been previously convicted which made it illegal for him to ever possess a firearm in the State of New Jersey.

The jury acquitted Taylor, who was also staying in that hotel room.

Webb faces between five and 20 years in state prison when he is sentenced on October 4th.

Places in New Jersey where you can now carry a legal gun

New Jersey passed its own law in December, trying to ban legal guns from “sensitive places.” 

A federal judge found many of those spots to be legally protected on grounds of armed self-defense, noting in her opinion, “Crowded locations are not sensitive places."

As of June, a federal appeals court granted the state attorney general's request to keep part of the law that bars people from carrying handguns in “sensitive places” in effect. The decision means handguns cannot be carried in places such as zoos, public parks, public libraries and museums, bars, and health care facilities. The law bars handguns from being carried in those places as well as schools and child care facilities. The lower court's May injunction did not specify those locations, and the appeals court also didn't remove the prohibition in those places.