Bayonne Man Arrested For Weapons and Drug Possession Following Traffic Violations

24-year old Lionel N. Peterson of Avenue C in Bayonne was arrested by Bayonne Police on Thursday, November 3 for numerous weapons possession and drug possession violations.  According to Captain Eric Amato, Peterson was taken into custody at 2:12 pm from rear lot of the ShopRite at 583 Avenue C. 

Amato says detectives in the area of 18th Street and Avenue C observed a vehicle, later determined to be operated by Peterson, commit numerous traffic violations.  The detectives followed the vehicle and conducted a motor vehicle stop in the rear lot of 583 Avenue C.  During the investigation, detectives observed a bottle of a liquid prescription legend drug bearing no label. 

As the investigation continued, narcotics paraphernalia, an additional bottle of the same prescription drug, and a .38 caliber semiautomatic handgun, loaded with 7 rounds (6 hollow point bullets and 1 full metal jacket bullet) were also recovered from the vehicle. 

Peterson has been charged with the following:   

  • Possession of a Firearm – Committing Drug Offense
  • Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose
  • Unlawful Possession of a Handgun
  • Possession of Hollow Point Bullets
  • Possession of PLD with Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance
  • Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute within 500 feet of Public Housing
  • Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute within 1,000 feet of a School
  • Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia


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