On Monday, October 14, 2013, the Franklin Borough Police Department received a tip from the Sussex County Sheriffs Department of a wanted person in 65 Main Street in Franklin New Jersey.
While checking the area where the male was reported to be, Franklin Police Detective came in contact with another male who was not related to the individual who was being sought after by the Sheriff’s Department.
Detective and Franklin Officers found Julio Phillip, 25, of Lodi formerly of Franklin to be in possession of marijuana (approximately 12 grams) and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Phillips who identified himself as a member of the gang the Latin Kings, was also found to have an outstanding warrant from the Borough of Butler.
Mr. Phillips was able to post bail and was released pending a Court appearance in Franklin Borough and Butler.
The male who was initially being sought after was not located.
Editor’s Note: Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.