Elizabeth man arrested in Linden for stun gun and marijuana possession

LINDEN — On May 3, at 1:13 a.m., police officers Javier Perez and Michael Olbrys observed a Nissan Altima travelling on Grier Avenue with heavily tinted windows.

After the vehicle was stopped by the officers, the driver got out and started to walk away from the car. The officers ordered him to stop and return to the car.

The driver, later identified as Myles R. Johnson, 25, of Elizabeth, told the officers he could not locate any paperwork for the vehicle. When the officers looked into the vehicle with a flashlight, they observed a black ski mask and a pair of latex gloves on the floor.

Johnson then opened a center console and began looking for the credentials when the officers heard an “arcing” sound. They immediately ordered Johnson to get out of the vehicle. The officers then looked in the console and recovered a six-inch flashlight stun gun.

Johnson was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a stun-gun, a fourth-degree crime, possession of marijuana, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, and having improper safety glass. He was issued a summons with a court date set for May 9.