People know him as one of the “vigilantes” arrested in Holland Tunnel.
John Cramsey became an anti-drug activist after he lost his daughter, Alexandria Aurelia Cramsey, to heroin overdose in February this year. Cramsey’s arrest came on the day of the four month anniversary of his daughter’s death.
According to an obituary from the East Penn Press, Lexii, as the daughter was fondly called, died on February 21, 2016. The beautiful 20 year-old-girl was the first WALN Party Channel girl. She was a model by profession and a ballet dancer. (see photos below)
The story came to light on Tuesday after Cramsey’s truck was pulled over by Port Authority police in New Jersey. As it turned out, the truck contained loaded guns. Along with the driver, anti-drug activist Cramsey, there were two other passengers – Dean Smith and Kimberly Arendt – in the vehicle as well. The trio remain in Hudson County Jail and are facing charges of weapons, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
A news release from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said that several weapons, including an AR 15 rifle and a 12 gauge shotgun, and marijuana were found in Cramsey’s car when it was pulled over. Body armor and knives were also found in the vehicle. As reported by MCall.com, the police said the guns were loaded. In New Jersey, it is unlawful to transport a loaded weapon.
Cramsey, Smith and Arendt were arrested as they were headed toward the Holland Tunnel. As previously reported by Morning News USA, the trio said they were going to rescue a 16 year old girl who they said was being held by a drug dealer.
Cramsey had written about his mission on Facebook before he was taken into custody. “One of those friends she went up there with will not be returning,” Cramsey wrote. “Last night she woke to find her friends body next to her in the same bed were her friend died of another heroin overdose. … I’m bringing her out of NY today and anybody else in that hotel that wants to go home too.”