Teaneck NJ Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Had Handgun, Marijuana in His Home
Teaneck NJ police recently arrested a man after reportedly discovering illegal drugs and a handgun in a local residence.
After receiving a tip about illicit drug activity in Teaneck, police began an investigation into the 22-year-old suspect. The ensuing investigation lasted two months and eventually led to police obtaining a search warrant.
When Teaneck police executed the search warrant at the suspect’s home in May, they allegedly discovered a small amount of marijuana, as well as 24 brownies containing THC and paraphernalia that is typically used to manufacture and distribute illegal drugs.
Police also allegedly found a Sig Sauer 9mm handgun and 19 rounds of ammunition during the search of the suspect’s residence. According to law enforcement, the handgun was reported stolen in North Carolina in 2011.
The suspect was arrested and charged with several criminal offenses, including simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
If the suspect is convicted on the illegal handgun possession charge, he faces severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(b), any person who is knowingly in possession of a handgun without first having obtained a carry permit can be charged with a second degree felony. A conviction for second degree illegal handgun possession could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect secured his release from police custody by posting $15,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Teaneck Man Had Drugs, Gun in Home, Police Say.”