The suspect, a 25-year-old resident of Bloomfield, was reportedly spotted driving on a Kearny road with a broken taillight. A Kearny patrol officer then stopped the suspect for the traffic violation.
While speaking to the suspect, the Kearny NJ police officer reportedly detected an odor of pot coming from the vehicle.
When police later searched the suspect’s car, they allegedly found a small quantity of marijuana and oxycodone pills without a valid prescription. Police also reportedly discovered a gun on the backseat.
The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Kearny police station.
The suspect now faces multiple drug crime charges, including simple possession of marijuana, illegal possession of oxycodone pills, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additionally, the suspect faces weapons offense charges for illegal possession of a handgun and a certain persons offense for being a convicted felon unlawfully carrying a firearm.
According to law enforcement, the suspect was barred from owning or carrying a firearm because he has a prior criminal history that includes a conviction for aggravated assault.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Bloomfield Man Facing Gun, Drug Charges After Kearny Traffic Stop.”