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Morris County man facing weapons, drug charges

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man is facing weapons and drug charges in Roxbury Township, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

On Wednesday, June 8 law enforcement received information that led to the investigation and arrest of Erik Vandevelde, 33, at his Landing residence, Carroll said.

During a search of that location, officers recovered the following items:

  • Two .45 caliber handguns
  • Four assault firearms
  • Two rifles
  • Two 12 gauge shotguns
  • .357 magnum revolver
  • 5.7x 28MM pistol
  • Two air rifles
  • More than 100,000 rounds of ammunition
  • 100 high-capacity magazines.

Vandevelde was charged with third-degree receiving stolen property, fourteen counts of second-degree certain persons not to have weapons, four counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon (assault firearm), fourth-degree prohibited devices (high-capacity magazines), fourth-degree certain person not to have ammunition, second-degree possession of firearms while committing certain drug crimes, first-degree possession with intent to distribute LSD, third-degree possession of LSS, possession psilocybin mushrooms, third-degree possession of Ketamine, and fourth-degree possession of over 6 ounces of marijuana.

Prosecutor Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christopher Kimker and Roxbury Police Chief Dean Adone commend all law enforcement personnel, including members of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who assisted and responded to the subject’s Roxbury residence and safely conduct a thorough and detailed investigation. Prosecutor Carroll specifically commended the involved agencies for their professionalism and tactical coordination that resulted in the seizure of these illegal and lethal firearms.

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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