Motor vehicle stop leads to drug and gun seizure

TRENTON, N.J.: The New Jersey State Police have arrested four individuals after a traffic stop in the city.

State Police arrested Justice Chambers, 19, Lawrence Brantley, 18, and two juveniles, all from Trenton, N.J., and seized $900 with of heroin and a stolen gun during a traffic stop.

On Saturday, February 23, at 7:33 p.m., troopers from the Troop “C” Tactical Patrol Unit stopped a Nissan Altima for a traffic violation in Trenton. During the stop, troopers observed a 9mm handgun inside of the vehicle and arrested all four occupants. After further investigation, troopers discovered heroin and a 33 round high-capacity magazine within the vehicle.

Justin Chambers, Lawrence Brantley, and two juveniles were charged with possession of a firearm while committing a CDS offense, possession of a high capacity magazine, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession with CDS with intent to distribute, and possession of an unserialized firearm.

Chambers and Brantley were lodged at the Mercer County Jail pending a detention hearing. The two juveniles were lodged at the Middlesex County Youth Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.

All accused persons are considered innocent until proven guilty

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