According to authorities, the 38-year-old suspect was driving on Two Bridges Road in Fairfield NJ around 12:36 p.m. when he was stopped by a Fairfield patrol officer. The Fairfield cop reportedly observed the suspect using his cell phone while driving.
When the patrol cop walked toward the suspect’s car, he reportedly detected the strong odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle.
The Fairfield officer subsequently searched the suspect’s car and allegedly found marijuana, prescription medication, steroids, a hypodermic needle, and a digital scale. Moreover, police allegedly discovered the suspect with an imitation handgun, a stun gun, a bulletproof vest, and a dagger.
Fairfield police arrested the suspect and brought him to the Fairfield police station, where they reportedly found him with a small bag of cocaine.
When Fairfield NJ police ran a background check on the suspect’s license, they reportedly found out that the suspect’s license was suspended. Additionally, the suspect reportedly had a number of open arrest warrants out of Jersey City and Union City, as well as an arrest warrant issued by the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department.
The suspect, who resides in Union City, New Jersey, faces several criminal charges, including simple possession of marijuana, prescription drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and illegal possession of an imitation handgun.
The suspect has also been issued a traffic citation for driving with a suspended license.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was handed over to the custody of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Union City Man Caught with Drugs, Weapons in Fairfield, Police Say.”