Edison police arrested a convicted Jersey City killer after he was found to be in possession of a handgun and heroin during a traffic stop earlier this week, officials said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Ahmed Hassan Dar, 25, was arrested again at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after Edison Police Officer Richard Lorfing pulled over a black Nissan Maxima â€“ in which Dar was a passenger â€“ for driving erratically on Route 1 between Wooding Avenue and Old Post Road, according to Police Lt. Robert Dudash.
Inside the car, Lorfing and Officer Michael Piperato allegedly found a loaded Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun, numerous wax folds of heroin and over $500 in cash that police believe are proceeds from drug sales.
Officers also allegedly found more wax folds of heroin hidden in one of Darâ€™s boots, police said.
Dar was taken to the Middlesex County jail on charges of weapon possession, possession and distribution of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia, authorities said.
The Nissanâ€™s driver, Jaskirt Kaur, 20, of Woodbridge, was also charged with driving while
intoxicated, driving with a suspended license, and other motor vehicle violations.
She was released into her motherâ€™s custody and is to appear in Edison Municipal Court later this month.
Dar was paroled in May of last year after serving nearly three years of a five-year prison sentence for the October 6, 2013 killing of Roman Kaploun in Jersey City, according to the New Jersey Department of Corrections.
Dar originally faced a life sentence, but a 2015 plea deal allowed him to plead guilty to reckless manslaughter in Hudson County Superior Court, court documents show.