Twenty-seven-year-old Timothy Steves of Pittstown has been sentenced to seven years in state prison on weapons and drug charges.

Steves was arrested on June 26, 2013, by members of the Hunterdon County Prosecutor Office's gangs, guns and narcotic task force and Raritan Township police.

"As police were arresting Mr. Steves, he broke away from officers and fled into a wooded area where he was captured," said Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns in a news release. He said Steves had  a loaded .22 caliber pistol in his possession.,

Kearns said evidence obtained by detectives included heroin, marijuana, a variety of prescription pills and packaging materials.

The arrest of Steves followed a joint investigation initiated by information received through the CrimeStoppers Tip Line.

After pleading guilty, Steves was sentenced on June 13 by Judge Stephen B. Rubin for possession of a handgun and possession of heroin with intent to deliver.