NEW JERSEY (PIX11) — Police made a routine traffic stop that turned out to be anything but routine.
It all began in Roselle Park on Tuesday, when police pulled over a 2007 Scion because the driver and passenger were not wearing their seat belts.
According to police, they noticed nine millimeter bullets on the floor which prompted cops to further investigate the two men.
The passenger who has now been identified as Travis Dulk was found to have a gun, cocaine and prescription drugs on him. Police took him into custody and followed up with a visit to his apartment along Filbert Street – where Dulk allowed police to search the home.
Inside, cops say they founded an arsenal of weapons including a M-4 assault rifle. Along with the weapons, a number of PVC pipes and containers of black powder were found, prompting police to first thing these were bomb making materials.
Roselle Park police called in the bomb squad as well as Hazmat units and nearby homes were evacuated during the overnight hours.
The drama continued until about 6:45 am when police said they were actually not bomb-making materials, but just gunpowder.
Meanwhile, Dulk was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of hollow-point bullets and possession of cocaine and narcotics. Pictures of Dulk on Facebook show him holding two different guns, one which appears to be a shotgun.
Police are now looking into whether the guns found in the home had proper permits and will determine if more charges are to follow.