NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a Georgia man packed guns in baking tins and socks, then mailed them to New York City as part of a slate of illegal weapons deals. New York police and prosecutors said Thursday that New Yorker Walter Dandridge and Mark Winston of Macon, Ga., illegally sold an undercover detective 45 guns over the last 15 months.
The 35-year-old Dandridge has pleaded not guilty. His lawyer declined to comment further. The 39-year-old Winston is awaiting extradition from Georgia. Authorities there and in New York said it was unclear whether he has a lawyer. New York City police and the Manhattan district attorney say the detective initially bought guns from Dandridge, then was introduced to Winston as Dandridge's supplier. Authorities say Winston express-mailed the guns directly to the undercover.