On January 25, 2013 at approximately 0200 hours, Ofc. Jeremy Hartman of the Township of Hamilton Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on a suspected drunk driver.
During the stop it was discovered that the driver, Fuquan Gilliard (28) of Mays Landing, had an outstanding traffic warrant. While taking Gilliard into custody, Ofc. Hartman noticed a loaded handgun and over 4 ounces of heroin on the floor in Gilliard's vehicle. The gun was subsequently found to have been stolen.
Gilliard was charged with the following: Possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, heroin distribution, possession of a weapon while commiting CDS distribution, possession a stolen firearm, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, driving while intoxicated, contempt of court and multiple motor vehicle violations.
Gilliard was lodged in the Atlantic County Jail on $100,000.00 bail.