Car stop by Mt. Laurel Police leads to arrests for weapons and drugs

Found was a loaded handgun with its serial number filed off, a switchblade knife, prescription legend drugs, drug paraphernalia and money.

The following report is on file with The Mt. Laurel Township Police Department:

At 11:13 p.m. on Nov. 4, a Mt. Laurel Police Officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Union Mill Road near Morning Glory Drive for a motor vehicle violation.

During the stop the officer smelled the odor of burnt marijuana inside of the vehicle and saw a marijuana cigarette on the center console.

After speaking with the three occupants the officer suspected that the vehicle contained additional criminal evidence. As a result of the investigation all three occupants were arrested.

A loaded handgun with its serial number filed off was recovered along with a switchblade knife, prescription legend drugs, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a quantity of money.

A 17-year-old female from Cinnaminson was charged with possession of a spring loaded knife and released to a family member.

A male, age 19, of Mt. Laurel was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and released pending a court hearing.

A male, age 20, of Willingboro, was charged with possession of a defaced firearm, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, possession of prescription legend drugs, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bail was set at $58,500 with a 10 percent option, and he was committed to the Burlington County Jail.