Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest for Drugs, Guns in 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.