Police: Report of plot against police nets gun, drug arrests
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say an investigation of a reported plot to kill a police officer resulted in the arrests of three people on firearm and drug charges.
Asbury Park police say the probe began after a report that a local gang member had told several people that “he was plotting to kill an Asbury Park police officer.”
Authorities searched an Asbury Park home early Friday and arrested two men and a woman on charges of possessing a defaced firearm, unlawfully possessing weapons, and drug possession. The woman also was arrested on two child endangerment counts.
Police reported finding weapons, drugs and cash as well as an $800 bicycle bought “from a drug addict on the streets for $5.”
No charges have been filed in connection with the reported plot.