The New Jersey State Police have arrested Dominique Bryant, 22, of Washington, D.C. and Lamont Deloatch, 22, of Suitland, MD, and seized a gun and $300 worth of marijuana during a traffic stop.
Officials say on Saturday, February 29, at 1:06 a.m., Trooper Juan Henao stopped Bryant for a traffic violation on Interstate 78 westbound at milepost 28.4 in Bedminster Township, Somerset County.
During the stop, Trooper Henao determined that Bryant was under the influence and arrested him for DWI.
Officials say after further investigation, troopers discovered Bryant and his passenger Deloatch were in possession of a 9mm handgun, an imitiation handgun, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Dominique Bryant and Lamont Deloatch were charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possesion of a handgun without a permit, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bryant was also charged with DWI.
They were lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.
Charges are mere accusations and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.