Edison police arrest convicted Jersey City killer for handgun, heroin possession


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.

Ahmed Dar. Photo courtesy of the New Jersey Department of Corrections.

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 – in which Dar was a passenger – 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 Dar’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 Nissan’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 mother’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.

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