Port Authority police arrested two people for allegedly possessing a handgun and possessing illegal drugs during separate incidents on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Police made both arrests in a 12-hour span, with the first arrest being made a short time before 5:00 p.m. last Tuesday. A Port Authority cop at the toll plaza on the GW Bridge noticed that a 2003 Volvo headed north on the bridge had a cracked windshield. The police officer pulled over the motor vehicle and allegedly detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the car.
A subsequent search of the Volvo reportedly led to the discovery of a loaded .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol. Police officers also allegedly discovered a small bag of heroin.
The suspect, a 20-year-old resident of Jersey City, NJ, was arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of heroin.
Roughly 12 hours later, at roughly 5:00 a.m. the next morning, Port Authority officers went to the scene of a car accident on the Fletcher ramp near Lemoyne Avenue in Fort Lee, NJ. The police officers were responding to a report of a Subaru Zipcar had flipping over on the road.
When the Port Authority cops arrived at the scene of the car crash, they allegedly found the driver carrying marijuana. The driver was first taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center so that he could receive medical treatment, then he was arrested.
The suspect, a 24-year-old Bayonne man, faces criminal charges for simple possession of marijuana. Additionally, the suspect faces charges for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) because he was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his vehicle.
For more information about these cases, view the NJ.com article, “Port Authority Arrests 2 in 12 Hours on GWB for Drugs, Gun.”