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Gun, drugs, and money found during traffic stop in Warren County

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County man was taken into custody Monday during a traffic stop in Phillipsburg, according to Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer.

On May 24, Phillipsburg police conducted a motor vehicle stop resulting in a summons being issued to Tyrrek Cook of Phillipsburg for failing to maintain lane, failing to stop or yield and driving while suspended, Pfeiffer said.

During the course of the motor vehicle stop, Cook fled on foot but was immediately apprehended by the Phillipsburg police, Pfeiffer said.

While on scene, the Pohatcong Police Department responded with its K9 Unit resulting in a positive hit for CDS on Cook’s vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed 29 baggies of crack cocaine, 100 wax folds of heroin, a loaded handgun with hollow point bullets along with $681 in US Currency, Pfeiffer said.

Cook was charged with two counts of third-degree possession pf CDS, two counts of third-degree possession with intent to distribute, one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, one count of second degree certain persons not to possess a handgun, one count of second-degree committing a drug offense while in possession of a handgun, one count of third-degree possession of hollow point bullets, and one count of a disorderly conduct obstruction charge. Cook was lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility, Pfeiffer said.

Each second-degree offense carries a maximum of 10 years in New Jersey State Prison, third-degree offense carries a maximum of five years in New Jersey State Prison and a disorderly persons offense carries a maximum of 180 days in the Warren County Correctional Facility, Pfeiffer 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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