EDISON, NJ – Edison Police announced that a Jersey City man, who served five years in prison for a 2013 murder in Hudson County, is behind bars again in Middlesex County after officers arrested him this week for illegal possession of a handgun and drug possession charges during a traffic stop.

Ahmed Hassan Dar, now 25, was paroled last year after serving a five-year prison sentence for the Oct. 6, 2013 murder of Roman Kaploun in Jersey City. Dar originally faced a life sentence, but a 2015 plea deal allowed him to get a lighter sentence for pleading guilty in Hudson County Superior Court to a reduced reckless manslaughter charge.

Dar, was arrested again at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday after Edison Officer Richard Lorfing pulled over a black Nissan Maxima – in which Dar was a passenger – for driving erratically on Route 1 between Wooding Avenue and Old Post Road, police Lt. Robert Dudash said.

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Inside the car, Lorfing and Officer Michael Piperato allegedly found a loaded Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun, numerous wax folds of heroin and over $500 in cash that police believe are proceeds from drug sales. Officers also allegedly found more wax folds of heroin hidden in one of Dar’s boots, police said.

Dar was taken to the Middlesex County jail on charges of weapon possession; possession and distribution of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

The Nissan’s driver, Jaskirt Kaur, 20, of Woodbridge, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license, and other motor vehicle violations. She was released into her mother’s custody and is to appear in Edison Municipal Court later this month.