A Union County grand jury has returned an indictment against a Roselle Park man who was found to be in possession of a stockpile of powerful weapons last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday.
The indictment against Travis Dulk, 27, includes multiple second- and third-degree weapons charges, with each of the former offenses carrying a potential penalty of 5 to 10 years in state prison.
The date was May 14, 2013 when a Roselle Park Police Department officer initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle with tinted windows and an occupant who was not wearing a seat belt, according to Union County Assistant Prosecutor Robert Rosenthal, who is prosecuting the case.
A man later identified as Dulk was seen acting suspiciously in a passenger seat of the vehicle while it was pulled over near a Garden State Parkway onramp, Rosenthal said. A search of the vehicle and its two occupants turned up a .380-caliber Ruger pistol loaded with hollow-point bullets, a second magazine also containing hollow-point bullets, a small plastic bag with additional rounds of ammunition, a folding knife, several bags of cocaine, and quantities of methadone and alprazolam.
A subsequent search of Dulk’s home on the 100 block of Filbert Street in Roselle Park revealed numerous firearms, knives, and other devices – including an assault rifle, high-capacity ammunition magazines, an improvised explosive device, sets of brass knuckles, and two canisters of explosive powder.
These criminal charges are mere accusations. Each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.