A Bridgeton man was found guilty in Superior Court of a series of narcotics and weapons offenses.

A jury sitting in the Cumberland County courthouse in Bridgeton found Robert Evans guilty on the eight offenses after about 90 minutes of deliberations Monday, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said.

Jurors found Evans guilty of charges of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun during the commission of a controlled dangerous substance offense, unlawful possession of hollow-nose bullets, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, she said.

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Evans faces as long as 30 years in state prison, Webb-McRae said. That sentence also makes Evans ineligible for parole for 15 years, she said.

The case stemmed from a Jan. 10, 2010, motor vehicle stop in Vineland, authorities said. Evans was stopped for an active arrest warrant after he pulled into the parking lot of the Days Inn on Landis Avenue, they said.

Police searched Evans and found 16 grams of crack cocaine, nine bags of heroin and more than $2,200 on his person, authorities said. A search of his car turned up a .38 caliber revolver loaded with the hollow nose bullets, they said.

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