Police: Guns, pot seized in bust

EDISON — An Oxford Township man faces weapons and drug charges after township and county law enforcement officials found him with two sawedoff shotguns, ammunition and marijuana on June 17, according to authorities.

Detectives from the Edison Police Special Operation Group and the Middlesex County Task Force worked together to apprehend Timothy Troutman, 54, after Detective Sgt. Frank Todd developed information that he was allegedly slated to sell the two guns as well as a quarterpound of marijuana with a street value of $900.

The sale was set to take place in the parking lot of the Quick Chek store at 266 Talmadge Road, Edison.

Undercover detectives conducting surveillance around 4:30 p.m. June 17 saw Troutman taking the weapons from his vehicle, police said.

They apprehended him after a brief struggle, seizing the two guns, ammunition and the marijuana as evidence. Troutman was charged with distribution of marijuana, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, possession of a firearm during the course of committing a drug offense, possession of prohibited weapons and resisting arrest.

Judge Mary Casey set Troutman’s bail at $150,000 with no 10 percent option. He is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick.