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20-year-old man charged with knife possession, open container during traffic stop in Sussex County

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Morris County man is facing several charges including unlawful possession of a weapon during a traffic stop Saturday in Byram Township.

On May 14, a Byram Township Police Officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 206. The officer stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, who was identified as Ryan M. Post, 20, of Randolph Township, the officer felt he may be intoxicated, police said.

The investigation revealed that Post had been consuming alcoholic beverages earlier in the evening. He was arrested and during a search of his person, he was found to be in possession of a switchblade type knife, police said.

Post was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, operating a motor vehicle by a person who has consumed alcoholic beverages while underage, open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, speeding, careless driving, safety glass requirement and maintenance of lamps.

Post was released to a friend pending a court appearance, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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