Lakewood Man Found in Possession of Loaded Gun, Drugs and Cash During Traffic Stop

guns tlsA Lakewood man was arrested after a traffic stop during which police discovered a lot more than just a driving infraction. Howell Police PatrolmanĀ Nicholas Bondarew conducted a motor vehicle stop on a Nissan Altima on Rt.9, in the Freewood Acres section of the township on October 9, and subsequent to the motor vehicle stop, a consent search of the vehicle was authorized by the driver, Michael K. Jones Jr. of Lakewood.

The search of the vehicle resulted in Ptl. Bondarew locating a loaded .40 caliber handgun, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and over $2,000 in cash.

The handgun was fully loaded with “hollow point” ammunition as well, police said.

Jones Jr. was ultimately arrested at the scene and his vehicle was seized, along with the contraband. Jones Jr. was criminally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Possession of Hollow Point ammunition, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Jones Jr.’s bail was set at $55,000 and he was transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institute.


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  1. Why in the world would the driver consent to a search if he knew he had all that in the car? i guess were not dealing with the brightest light bulb in society. an FYI to everyone else out there even if you know you have nothing to hide never ever consent to a search you have nothing to gain and everything to loose. not consenting to a search is not probable cause to authorize a search and is not reasonable suspicion of a crime

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