Bayonne man busted with weapons, psilocybin mushrooms after waving gun during dispute


A Bayonne man was busted with several weapons and psilocybin mushrooms after pulling a gun on a woman during a dispute last week, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Eliezer Mieses, 41, of Bayonne, was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer (bodily fluids), aggravated assault (with a weapon), six different weapons possession charges, five different drug charges, and one charge of gang criminality, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Mieses was taken into custody at 11:06 a.m. on September 1st from the area of West 26th Street. Officers responded to the area on a report of a man in possession of a handgun while having a dispute with a woman.

When officers arrived, they were advised by witnesses that the female and retreated into an area residence and the man had fled on Avenue A. As officers began to search the area, they located Mieses in the area of 26th Street and Avenue A.

As officers approached him, he immediately became irate and uncooperative as officers conducted their investigation. The ensuing investigation revealed that as the victim was walking to her residence, Mieses began arguing with her while following her.

As the victim attempted to enter her residence, Mieses followed her and brandished a firearm, waving it indiscriminately at her, putting her in fear for her safety. The victim then entered her residence without further incident.

Mieses was then placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, Mieses spat on an officer and was additionally charged with assault.

As the investigation at the scene of the assault continued, officers began a search for the handgun. The investigation led to the discovery of an apparent narcotic laboratory in Mieses’ residence where psilocybin mushrooms were being cultivated.

Members of the Bayonne Fire Department and NJ State Police HAZMAT Response Unit responded and cleared the residence of any health risks.

As the investigation continued, prohibited weapons, narcotic paraphernalia, several rounds of ammunition, a rubber ball shotgun, multiple AK-47 rifle components, an airsoft firearm, an AK-47 .762 cal. rifle, and a disassembled AR-15 were also recovered from Mieses’ residence.

During the arrest process, it was learned that Mieses was classified as a certain person not possess weapons and was, therefore, additionally charged. He was also determined to be affiliated with a gang and was charged with gang criminality, authorities said.

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