According to law enforcement, the 38-year-old suspect was driving on Two Bridges Road in Fairfield around 12:36 p.m. when he was pulled over by a Fairfield patrol cop. The police officer reportedly noticed the suspect talking on his cell phone while driving.
When the police officer approached the suspect’s vehicle, he reportedly smelled the odor of raw marijuana coming from the car.
A subsequent search of the suspect’s motor vehicle allegedly turned up marijuana, prescription pills, steroids, a hypodermic needle, and a digital scale. Additionally, police reportedly found the suspect in possession of an imitation handgun, a stun gun, a bulletproof vest, and a dagger.
Fairfield NJ police subsequently placed the suspect under arrest and took him to Fairfield police headquarters. Remarkably, the suspect was allegedly found in possession of a small bag of cocaine at the police station.
Moreover, police ran a background check on the suspect’s license and reportedly learned that it was suspended. Beyond that, the suspect allegedly had several open arrest warrants out of Jersey City and Union City, in addition to being wanted for arrest by the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department.
The suspect, who lives in Union City NJ, has been charged with a number of crimes, including simple possession of marijuana, prescription drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and illegal possession of an imitation handgun.
The suspect was also cited for driving with a suspended license.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was transferred to the custody of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department because of his outstanding arrest warrant stemming out of Hudson County, NJ.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Union City Man Caught with Drugs, Weapons in Fairfield, Police Say.”