Assault Rifle and drugs found in Flemington mans car


at approximately 6:30 pm, an officer stopped a 2009 Volkswagon GTI operated by Michael Dias, age 25, of Flemington, on Route 31 South near Stanton Station Road for speeding. During the stop, the officer observed a small amount of marijuana in plain view. A search of the vehicle produced a Stag Arms AR-15 rifle in a sealed cardboard box, a large capacity magazine, a pair of brass knuckles, an additional amount of marijuana, and a pack of rolling papers. As a result, Mr. Dias was arrested and charged with Possession of an Assault Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Magazine, Possession of Brass Knuckles, Possession of Under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating a Motor Vehicle While In Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Careless Driving. He was released ROR. The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office assisted with the investigation.