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Man charged with weapons offenses by West Windsor police

A Trenton man is facing multiple weapons charges, including possession of hollow point bullets, after police investigated a suspicious pickup truck parked alongside of the Hyatt Regency Princeton Hotel at Carnegie Center on March 12.

Police officers responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle observed the pickup truck partially parked on the sidewalk when they arrived at 1:02 a.m., according to information provided by the West Windsor Police Department.

The driver appeared to be asleep, so the officers knocked on the windows, according to reports.

Police determined that the driver was intoxicated, according to reports, and he was charged with driving while intoxicated. A partially consumed bottle of tequila and a baggie of suspected marijuana were allegedly found in his possession, police said.

The man was allegedly found to be in possession of a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun that had been reported stolen from Raleigh County, West Virginia, police said. There was a .40-caliber full metal jacked round in the chamber of the handgun.

The man allegedly had a 14-round high capacity magazine and 13 hollow point .40 caliber rounds in his possession, police said.

The man was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and recovered stolen property, police said.

He was also charged with possession of hollow point ammunition, certain persons not to have weapons and possession of a high capacity magazine, police said.

The man, who was on parole from Pennsylvania, was taken to the Mercer County Correction Center, pending a future date in Mercer County Superior Court.

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