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Landing Man Arrested for Weapons, Drug Possession


Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker and Roxbury Police Chief Dean Adone announce the arrest of a resident from Landing.

According to officials, on Wednesday, June 8, law enforcement received information that led to the investigation and arrest of Erik Vandevelde, 33, at his residence in Landing. 

Officials stated that during a search of that location, officers recovered two .45 caliber handguns, four Assault Firearms, two Rifles, two 12 Gauge Shotguns, a .357 Magnum Revolver, a 5.7x 28MM Pistol, two Air Rifles, over 100,000 rounds of ammunition and 100 high-capacity magazines.

Mr. Vandevelde was charged with the following crimes: 

  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons
  • Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Assault Firearm)
  • Prohibited Devices (High-Capacity Magazines)
  • Certain Person Not to Have Ammunition
  • Possession of Firearms While Committing Certain Drug Crimes
  • Possession With Intent to Distribute LSD
  • Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (LSD)
  • Disorderly Persons Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Psilocybin Mushrooms)
  • Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Ketamine)
  • Possession of over 6 ounces of Marijuana

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a Court of law.

There is no further information available for release at this time.