FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2016
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Cranbury Township, N.J. – Troopers from Cranbury Station arrested Sloane Page, 31, of Henicker, N.H. and Troy Gagnon, 29, of Nashua, N.H., for possession of weapons, ammunition and an assortment of drugs worth more than $18,000 during a traffic stop on Saturday, March 5 on the New Jersey Turnpike.
At 6:23a.m., Trooper Erik Tapia stopped Page on the southbound Turnpike at milepost 69.2 for multiple traffic violations. Gagnon was in the passenger seat. As a result of the stop, Page was arrested for DWI. Inside the 2010 Hyundai, troopers found a 9mm handgun, an AR-15 assault rifle, an expandable baton, high capacity magazines, multiple boxes of ammunition, hollow point ammunition, marijuana, crack cocaine and prescription pills. Detectives learned that the weapons were stolen.
Page and Gagnon were both charged with receiving stolen property, distribution of prescription drugs, being under the influence of CDS, possession of CDS marijuana, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, possession of hollow point ammunition, possession of a weapon to commit a CDS offense, unlawful possession of a handgun and unlawful possession of an assault rifle. Page was additionally charged with DWI. Both suspects were lodged in Middlesex County Jail with bail set at $250,000, with no 10% option.
Charges are mere accusations, and the suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.
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