Dover NJ police recently arrested a man accused of possessing a stolen handgun and marijuana.
Law enforcement received a tip that the 25-year-old suspect was dealing drugs. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office then started an investigation. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (SEU), the Narcotics Task Force, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, and the Dover Police Department all collaborated on the investigation.
Police eventually executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence, which is located on Randolph Avenue in Dover, New Jersey.
The suspect allegedly had more than five pounds of pot, as well as a loaded .380-caliber Hi-Point semi-automatic handgun in his possession at the time of the arrest. Dover police also allegedly found drug paraphernalia, drug packaging materials, and more than $500 in cash at the suspect’s home.
When police ran a check on the seized handgun, they learned that it had been reported stolen out of another state.
The value of the marijuana reportedly recovered from the suspect’s house was said to be in excess of $10K.
The suspect, who recently started working at Harry Loory Furniture Store in Dover NJ, was placed under arrest and charged with several crimes, including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, unlawful possession of a weapon, and hindering prosecution. The suspect was also charged with resisting arrest because he allegedly tried to flee police when the officers attempted to arrest him.
After being apprehended and processed, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, view the DailyRecord.com article entitled “Cops: Dover Man Had Handgun, More Than 5 Pounds of Marijuana.”