Two Suspects Busted with Drugs, Gun on GWB in Fort Lee, NJ
The arrests were made within 12 hours of each other. Police officers made the first arrest around 4:40 p.m. when patrol cops spotted a 2003 Volvo with a cracked windshield. The vehicle was headed northbound and attempting to pass through a toll plaza on the GW Bridge.
A Port Authority cop pulled over the car and reportedly smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. When police searched the Volvo, they allegedly discovered a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol and a small bag filled with heroin. According to authorities, the handgun was loaded with ammunition.
At approximately 5:00 a.m. the following morning, Port Authority police officers went to the Fletcher ramp near Lemoyne Avenue in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The cops were sent to the area because a Subaru Zipcar had reportedly flipped over on the roadway.
When the Port Authority officers got to the scene of the accident, they allegedly discovered the driver in possession of marijuana. He was initially taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center so that he could be treated for minor injuries, then he was placed under arrest.
The suspect, a 24-year-old man from Bayonne NJ, has been charged with simple possession of marijuana. The suspect has also been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) because he was allegedly intoxicated when he crashed his car.
For additional information about these cases, read the NJ.com article, “Port Authority Arrests 2 in 12 Hours on GWB for Drugs, Gun.”