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Warren County man arrested after Mount Olive traffic stop reveals loaded handgun

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A traffic stop by Mount Olive police led to a slew of charges against a Warren County man after officers reportedly recovered a loaded handgun equipped with a large capacity magazine.

On March 23, at 11:07 p.m., an officer was on routine patrol when he observed a Nissan pickup truck traveling east on Route 46 with a non-functioning headlight. The officer then stopped the vehicle in the area of the BP Gas Station, police said.

The officer made contact with the driver, who was identified as Pavel Molina, 48, of Port Murray, and during the course of the investigation, it was determined that he allegedly had a loaded handgun in the passenger compartment of the vehicle, police said.

The investigation also revealed that the handgun had a high capacity magazine that had hollow point ammunition, police said.

Molina was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of hollow point a ammunition, possession of a large capacity magazine, and unlawful transportation of a firearm, police said,

Molina was then released pending a court appearance, 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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