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Pa. man arrested on warrants, used fictitious license plates he bought on eBay

LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Pennsylvania man who was stopped for speeding Sunday afternoon and arrested for having outstanding warrants allegedly used fictitious license plates he bought on eBay, police said.

On Jan. 26, at around 2:30 p.m., an officer observed a 2008 black Infinity G35 traveling at a high rate of speed on Belvidere Road and then stopped the vehicle at the Lukoil Gas Station off Route 22 West, police said.

Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver was identified as Tony Smoak Jr., 30, of Gilbert, police said.

During the course of the stop, it was learned that the license plates on the vehicle were registered to different vehicles in New York and bought online from eBay, police said.

It was also discovered that Smoak had two active Newark criminal warrants for $250.00, police said.

Smoak Jr. was taken into custody and transported back to Lopatcong Headquarters. He was later released after posting the required bail, police said.

Smoak was issued summons for speeding, fictitious plates and unregistered vehicle and given a future court date, police said.

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