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Man found with handgun, hollow-point bullets, drugs during traffic stop in Clinton Twp.

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Hunterdon County man is facing several charges after police found him to be in possession of drugs, a handgun and hollow-point bullets during a traffic stop, according to acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael Williams.

On Jan. 13, a township officer stopped a 2015 Honda Civic driven by Jonathan J. Vega, 22, of Annandale, Williams said.

Vega was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana, Xanax, a Glock handgun, and a twelve-round magazine which contained eight hollow-point bullets, Williams said.

Vega was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of prescription pills not in the proper container, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of hollow point bullets, and possession of a large capacity magazine.

Vega was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending his first court appearance.  

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