NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–In the early morning hours of April 13, New Brunswick police pulled over a vehicle on Louis Street and ended up making an arrest of weapons and drug charges.
Miseka Diggs, a 39-year-old resident of South Bound Brook, was charged with several offenses after officers found a handgun, hollow point bullets, and crack cocaine, according to a NBPD press release.
Hollow point bullets have a specially-designed tip that is intended to cause the bullet disrupt more tissue as it travels through the target.
In New Jersey, hollow point bullets can only be transported to or from a place of target practice, or a person's private property. Otherwise, possession of them is a crime.
Diggs was pulled over while driving a white 4-door Lexus at 2:36am on Louis Street, near the intersection with Hamilton Street. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Guaranteed Motors.
Diggs was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun which was reported stolen out of Georgia as well as an undisclosed amount of crack cocaine, according to police.
A female officer with the Franklin Police Department was called in to NBPD headquarters to assist with processing, presumably because no female officers were available in New Brunswick.
Diggs was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Possession of Prohibited Ammunition (hollow point bullets), Certain Persons Not to Possess a Weapon (firearm), Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine.
She is currently incarcerated at the Middlesex County Jail in North Brunswick, being held on $100,000 bail with no 10% option. The jail's Records Department confirmed that they are also requiring verification of the source of bail, if it is posted.
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