Pequannock NJ police arrested two people who were allegedly in possession of a handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets.
The incident occurred the day after Christmas. A Pequannock patrol officer pulled over a vehicle driving southbound on Route 23. The officer stopped the car because the driver allegedly failed to keep right.
The car was driven by a 44-year-old man from Texas. The driver’s 40-year-old wife, also from Texas, was in the passenger seat.
According to police, the driver was unable to produce a valid driver’s license when prompted to do so. While the driver’s wife searched for the vehicle’s registration, the officer allegedly noticed a handgun in the glove box.
The officer removed the driver and the passenger from the vehicle; both were placed in handcuffs.
The officer then conducted a search of the vehicle and allegedly discovered a 9 mm Smith and Wesson handgun. The gun was reportedly loaded with nine hollow-point bullets.
Officers also allegedly found a bag of marijuana, as well as four more rounds of hollow-point ammunition.
The suspects were placed under arrest and charged with various criminal offenses. The driver faces charges for simple possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, failure to keep right, and driving without a license. The passenger faces charges for unlawful possession of a handgun and unlawful possession of hollow-point ammunition.
After being arrested and charged, the suspects were released on their own recognizance. They both have pending court appearances to answer the charges against them.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Texas Woman Had Illegal Hollow-Point Bullets, Handgun, Cops Say.”