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Two Arrested, Charged with Gun and Drug Possession After Plainfield Traffic Stop

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A motor vehicle stop in Plainfield on Thursday, Jan. 5th led to an arrest of two men for possession of a handgun and drugs. 

Later that evening, at the "Finding Solutions Through Unity" Town Hall, Police Director Carl Riley had told the assembled crowd that Plainfield Police will have the support of county, state and federal resources in fighting crime in the city, and that there will be a Union County patrol 24/7 with a license plate reader.  Riley then noted these efforts led to this particular traffic stop earlier in the day. 

A release from Union County Police provides further information:

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Union County Police last week arrested two men after a motor vehicle stop that yielded 23 packages of heroin, a loaded 40 caliber handgun that was unlawfully possessed containing illegal hollow point bullets, and marijuana.

Union County Police Detectives Dino Capra and Joseph Ferraioii conducted a stop for a motor vehicle violation at W. Second Street in Plainfield last Thursday, and smelled and observed marijuana in the vehicle.  After a brief investigation the detectives also located the loaded gun, heroin, and arrested the two occupants, Troy White, 31, of Piscataway and Francis Lockley, 27, of Plainfield.  White and Lockley were charged with a number of crimes, including possession of a handgun, possession of hollow point bullets and numerous drug offenses.  Both White and Lockley were transported to the Union County Jail to await a Bail Hearing.

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