STONY CREEK – A New Jersey man is behind bars in Sussex County Jail following his arrest on firearms and drug charges late last month.
According to investigators with the Sussex Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Jajuan Brydie was conducting speed enforcement along Interstate 95 near Stony Creek on April 24 just after 1 a.m., when a vehicle was clocked on radar traveling nearly 90 miles per hour in the 70-mile-per-hour posted speed zone.
When the deputy performed the traffic stop, he detected the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle that was driven by Matthew Beckley of New Jersey, which later turned out to be a rental car.
A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered a small amount of marijuana, along with over $9,100 in cash, several empty bags that had the odor of marijuana inside them and a .390 mm firearm that was reported stolen out of New York.
Beckley was taken into custody by Sussex authorities on charges of possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana and reckless driving.
He remains behind bars in Sussex on $8,000 bond.