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Police recover handgun, high-capacity magazines during traffic stop on I-80 in Morris County

DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Denville police recovered a handgun and high-capacity magazines during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 Tuesday, according to police.

On October 11, police stopped a vehicle on Interstate 80 eastbound after observing two equipment violations, police said.

During the course of the traffic stop, the driver, Emmanuel Newton, 23, of West Orange was found to be in a possession of handgun and high capacity magazines, as well as having an active traffic warrant for his arrest out of Newark Municipal Court, police said.

Newton was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of high-capacity magazine. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for tinted windows and unclear plates, police said.

Newton was released on his own recognizance pending future court appearances in Morris County Superior Court and Newark Municipal Court, 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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