Two Men Allegedly Had Handgun, Drugs on George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee NJ
During a span of 12 hours, Port Authority NJ police arrested two individuals on criminal charges of possessing a handgun and illegally possessing drugs during incidents on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
The first arrest was made just before 5:00 p.m. last Tuesday, with a Port Authority cop at the GW Bridge toll plaza noticing a cracked windshield on a 2003 Volvo traveling north on the bridge. The police officer stopped the car and reportedly smelled an odor of pot inside the vehicle.
A search of the car allegedly turned up a loaded.45-caliber semi-automatic handgun, in addition to a small bag of heroin.
The suspect is a 20-year-old Jersey City man. He was placed under arrest and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of heroin.
Around 12 hours later, at 5:00 a.m. the next morning, Port Authority police officers were dispatched to the scene of an accident on the Fletcher ramp near Lemoyne Avenue in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Port Authority police had received a report that a Subaru Zipcar had flipped over on the road.
The responding officers allegedly discovered the driver of the Subaru in possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was treated for minor accident-related injuries and then placed under arrest.
The suspect is a 24-year-old Bayonne NJ man. He has been charged with simple possession of marijuana and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
To learn more about these cases, see the NJ.com article, “Port Authority Arrests 2 in 12 Hours on GWB for Drugs, Gun.”