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3 Arrested, Guns Seized as Police Probe Alleged Plot to Kill NJ Officer

Three people were arrested on firearm and drug charges as police investigated reports of a plot to kill a New Jersey police officer. 

Asbury Park police say the probe began following a report that a local Bloods gang member had told several people "he was plotting to kill an Asbury Park police officer."

Police and Monmouth County and Neptune Township officials searched an Asbury Park home early Friday. They say they arrested two men and a woman on charges of possession of a defaced firearm, unlawful possession of weapons, and drug possession. The woman was also arrested on two child endangerment counts.

Police say the alleged gang member, 28-year-old Salik Hinton, had an active warrant for his arrest. 

After the search in Asbury Park and another search in Neptune, police reported finding weapons, drugs, including cocaine and prescription pills, and thousands of dollars in cash. They say they also found an $800 Cannondale bicycle bought "from a drug addict on the streets for $5."

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