Franklin Lakes police found an out-of-state motorist illegally carrying a handgun during a traffic stop on Route 287, authorities said.
Harold Chavous, 33, of Amity, Arkansas had an unloaded .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun in his vehicle when he was stopped Wednesday afternoon, Capt. John Bakelaar said.
Chavous was charged with illegal possession of a handgun and released pending a detention hearing in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
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