Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller says a motor vehicle stop for a speeding violation yesterday resulted in the retrieval of a loaded handgun.
According to Chief Miller, at 3:26 P.M. on Monday, Police Officer Michael Borrelli stopped a Nissan Altima for speeding on Meadowlands Parkway. While speaking with the occupants of the car, Officer Borrelli developed information that there was a handgun within the vehicle.
A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery and seizure of a Glock 19, 9mm handgun, loaded with a fifteen round magazine and a round in the chamber. Additionally, a loaded seventeen round magazine and a thirty-one (31) round magazine were also seized. Both magazines were loaded with hollow point and full metal jacket ammunition. The driver, 21-year old Jzamere Woods of Georgia, was arrested without incident.
“This gun arrest is another example of the results of proactive policing efforts by members of the Secaucus Police Department,” Chief Dennis Miller said. “Possessing a loaded firearm with these high-capacity magazines is testament to the potential dangers our officers are up against.”
Woods has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, three counts of Possession of a High Capacity Magazine, Unlawful Possession of Hollow Point Ammunition and Unlawful Possession of Handgun Ammunition. He was lodged in the Hudson County Jail.
These charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.