|Armed Drug Suspect Driving Wrong Way Arrested|
When the sheriff’s BON detectives attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop by activating their overhead lights and sirens the driver of the Buick, later identified as Alvin Johnson, age 38 of Rahway, fled the scene at a high rate of speed and began traveling south on Route 21 in the northbound lanes.
When Johnson turned to drive east on
The suspect then leaped out of the Buick and attempted to run on foot from the scene. He was quickly tackled to the ground in a nearby parking lot and placed under arrest.
Fontoura said that when the BON detectives returned to the Buick they could plainly see a blue shoe box that had spilled its contents onto the front passenger’s floorboard. The box contained a loaded, .38 caliber, Walther PPK semi-automatic handgun, 250 glassine envelopes of heroin, stamped “BUGSY” in red ink, and 11 grams of ‘crack’ cocaine.
Johnson was charged with one count of the unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon while committing a narcotics offense, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, resisting arrest, eluding police, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and two counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of CDS with intent to distribute
At today’s arraignment, Judge Marilyn E. Williams ordered Johnson held at the county jail in lieu of $250,000 cash bond only.