CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ – Two New Hampshire men face weapons charges in New Jersey after they were stopped by police on Dec. 23, jammed into a pick-up truck with five other people.
As reported by the Daily Voice, Cliffside Park police said they found an AK-47, two handguns and several rounds of hollow-point ammunition after they stopped the pickup truck.
Officers on patrol approached the Chevy Avalanche a few blocks from the Fort Lee border just after midnight. Seven people were inside the truck – including five in the back set, two of whom were sitting other passengers’ laps, Capano said.
Officers smelled marijuana and asked the driver, Joshua A. Roy, 22, of Merrimack, to step out. When his explanation for being in the area didn’t jibe, the officers had the other six exit the pickup. As one of the passengers got out, he tossed a black Glock handgun back into the truck.
Police also found a bag in the truck bed containing the AK-47 loaded with 20 rounds of hollow-point bullets and another loaded handgun in the center console.
Roy and passenger Monytung G. Maker, 21, of Manchester, were charged with various weapons and prohibited ammunition counts.
Roy, Maker and a third suspect, Darrell Miller, 20, of Montclair, NJ, were also charged with having two bottles of codeine, as well as pot and drug paraphernalia. The other four passengers were released.
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