Suspected drug dealer had two M1 rifles and large capacity magazines during traffic stop

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Police seized two M1 Garand rifles from the vehicle of a suspected drug dealer during a routing traffic stop in Atlantic City last night.

At around 11:27 pm, Atlantic City police officer Ivaylo Penchev conducted a motor vehicle stop on Atlantic Avenue after previously observing a vehicle commit several motor vehicle violations.

Additionally, the license of the registered owner of the vehicle was suspended, so a traffic stop was conducted.

Upon speaking with the driver, Joshua Ceasar, Penchev asked him to exit the vehicle. The suspect became uncooperative and attempted to flee the scene.

After being stopped, Ceasar was detained while officers investigated.

Officer Oliver-Logan and his K9 partner Gee were summoned for a drug inspection.

As a result of Gee’s positive indication that narcotics were present in the vehicle, a subsequent search of the car was conducted. Numerous plastic baggies, commonly used in the packaging and distribution of narcotics, were found in the car.

As a result of the investigation, officers located two Springfield Armory M1 rifles and a large-capacity magazine loaded with .308 ammunition. Caesar, who is prohibited from possessing firearms, was taken into custody without incident.

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