Chief Sean Conrad of the Jefferson Township Police Department announces the arrest of Justin McGriff, age 22, of Orange, N.J.
Charges include; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon- Handgun, in violation of N.S.J.A. 2C:39-5(b)1, a crime of the second degree; Unlawful Possession of an Assault Firearm, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(f), a crime of the second degree, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon or Device, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3(J), a crime of the fourth degree, and two counts Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin and Xanax), violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)1, crimes of the third degree.
On 05/18/20, Jefferson Twp. Police Officers were dispatched to a report of an altercation between two persons outside of a residence on Cozy Lake Road. Responding officers were advised that one of the individuals involved, who had left the scene, was in possession of a handgun. The actor, later identified as McGriff, was located and found to be carrying a handgun in his waistband. Further investigation revealed that McGriff was also in possession of an illegal assault MAC 10 firearm, an illegal extended magazine, Heroin and unprescribed Xanax pills.
McGriff was arrested and taken into custody. He was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court hearing on May 21, 2020.
This matter remains under investigation. If you have any information relating to the incident in question, please contact Det. Tim Hecht of the Jefferson Township Police Department at 973-697-1300. The charges and allegations in the complaints are merely accusations, and the defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Citizens who have information relating to crimes, criminal activity or wanted persons (fugitives) can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Morris County Crime Stoppers offer the citizens of Morris County direct and easy access to their law enforcement community. Reward and anonymity are the incentive. Making Morris County a safer place to live is the benefit!
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