A Newark man pleaded guilty today after selling an assault rifle to an undercover State Police detective on the Garden State Parkway.

Cheesequake Service Area on the Garden State Parkway (Townsquare Media NJ)

George C. Sutch, 27, admitted that he possessed a Ruger Mini-14 assault rifle and sold it to an undercover detective for $450 at the Cheesequake Service Area on July 13, 2012.

Under a plea agreement, it will be recommended that Sutch be sentenced in May to five years in prison, three of which will include parole ineligibility.

Sutch is one of 57 defendants nabbed through the Attorney General's initiative to fight gun trafficking and violence.