Press Release




August 20, 2012


RE: Handgun Arrests


On August 20, 2012 at 12:09 AM officers Jason Mohr and Michael Cistaro were on patrol when they stopped a SUV with tinted windows on the 200 block of W. St. George Ave. While speaking to the driver, they smelled marijuana and asked the driver to step out of the vehicle. When the driver opened the door, the officers observed a handgun laying on the passenger floorboard of the vehicle. Two passengers were then ordered out of the vehicle. The officers seized a .40 caliber Sig Sauer semi-automatic and also a second gun, a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, also on the floorboard, both of which were loaded with ammunition. The rear seat passenger, identified as Darren C. Blair, age 32, of Plainfield, was searched and found to be in possession of a .25 caliber Titan semi-automatic handgun loaded with 6 rounds in his pants pocket.  The driver, Lamar T. Henderson, age 26, also of Plainfield, and passenger Mustafa I. Toney, age 21, of North Plainfield, were arrested and each person was charged two counts of possession of a handgun, and receiving stolen property (the Smith & Wesson gun was reported stolen from Bethlehem, Pa.). Henderson was additionally charged with certain persons not to possess weapons. Blair was charged with three counts of possession of a handgun, receiving stolen property and certain persons not to possess weapons. All three individuals are being held in Linden municipal jail pending the setting of bail. The investigation is being continued by the Detective Bureau.


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