Teaneck New Jersey police recently arrested a local man after allegedly finding illegal drugs and a handgun at his house.
After the Teaneck Police Department got a tip about possible drug activity in Teaneck, investigators began to look into the 22-year-old suspect. The subsequent investigation lasted two months and eventually resulted in police obtaining a search warrant for the suspect’s home.
When Teaneck police officers finally executed the search warrant at the suspect’s residence last month, they allegedly found a small amount of marijuana, 24 brownies containing THC, and paraphernalia that is commonly used to distribute illegal drugs.
Additionally, police officers reportedly discovered a Sig Sauer 9mm handgun and 19 rounds of ammunition while searching the suspect’s residence. According to authorities, the handgun had been reported stolen out of North Carolina several years ago.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with a number of crimes, including simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the illegal handgun possession charge, he could be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(b), any person who knowingly possesses a handgun without first obtaining a carry permit may be charged with a second degree criminal offense. A conviction on second degree illegal handgun possession charges could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect managed to secure his release from police custody by posting $15,000 bail.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Teaneck Man Had Drugs, Gun in Home, Police Say.”