LINDEN – Police arrested 24-year-old Elizabeth man on weapons charges Sunday when a search following a traffic stop turned up a gun and hollow point bullets.
At 9:44 p.m. on Aug. 26, officers Matt Jones and John Halkias stopped a 1998 silver Honda driven by Jair Adams for failing to stop at a stop sign on Cranford Avenue. The officers noticed a black ski mask on the driver’s seat and asked Adams to step out of the car, authorities said.
While checking the glove box for the vehicle registration, Jones found a sock which contained bullets, including two illegal hollow-point rounds, police said. A further search located a loaded 9mm Luger semi-automatic handgun under the driver seat, according to police.
Adams was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, unlawful possession of hollow-point ammunition, and certain persons not to possess weapons, failure to produce a registration, being an uninsured motorist, and failure to stop at a stop sign. He was taken to Union County Jail in lieu of $32,500 bail, pending a court date.
The charges against Adams are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
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