PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway man is facing weapons and destruction of evidence charges after  a recent Snapchat video post caused fear to spread across the township, said police officials.

Darryl Maddox, 32 was arrested and charged on Wednesday with one count of possession of an assault firearm in the second degree, one count of possession of a large capacity ammunition magazine in the fourth degree, and one count of destruction of evidence in the fourth degree for discarding the magazine, said police.

Police said they began their investigation April 30 after receiving an alert of a Snapchat video being re-posted through social media that showed a male with an assault type weapon.

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Investigators determined Maddox was in possession of the firearm and ammunition, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Piscataway Police Chief Michael McLaughlin. 

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information can contact Detective Daniel Nee of the Piscataway Police Department at (732) 562-2362 or Detective Christopher Pennisi of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3330.

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