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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest for Drugs, Guns in Deerfield Township

By rlsmetro on
Upper Deerfield Township

The New Jersey State Police have arrested Robert Bennett, 32, of Millville, N.J. after a car stop that led to the seizure of drugs and the recovery of two guns.

According to police, on Saturday, January 12, at 2:00 a.m., troopers from Bridgeton Station stopped Bennett for a traffic violation in Deerfield Township. During the stop, troopers determined that Bennett was in possession of heroin and marijuana.

Police say after further investigation, troopers seized a .38 caliber revolver and a .22 caliber rifle.

Robert Bennett was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of an assault firearm, possession of a firearm conspiring to commit a violation, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and receiving stolen property.

Police lodged Bennett at the Cumberland County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Charges are mere accusations and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.