Police: Hoboken man arrested in Bayonne after attempting to conceal hand gun, crack cocaine


A Hoboken man was arrested in Bayonne for attempting to conceal a hand gun and hollow point bullets in a fanny pack, while also being in possession of crack cocaine, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Shaquil Huggins, 29, of Hoboken, was charged with obstructing a governmental function, resisting arrest, possession of CDS (crack cocaine), possession of certain bullets, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, and
certain persons not to possess a weapon, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Huggins was taken into custody at approximately 12:46 a.m. Sunday from the area of 30th Street and Avenue E after a stop of the vehicle he was a rider in led to the recovery of a .38 caliber handgun and crack cocaine from his person.

During the investigative car stop, Huggins was extremely non-compliant and refused officers numerous commands to keep his hands visible.

When officers asked him to exit the vehicle for the safety of all present, Huggins was very apprehensive but eventually complied, all the while touching and attempting to conceal a fanny pack he was wearing.

After officers advised him that he was under arrest for obstruction of a governmental function, Huggins removed the fanny pack and tossed it over a nearby fence.

While officers attempted to place Huggins into handcuffs, he resisted arrest by tensing up and pushing away from the officers.

Once the officers were able to place him into handcuffs, the fanny pack was retrieved and a .38 caliber handgun loaded with hollow point bullets was recovered from it.

During the arrest process, it was also learned that Huggins was classified as a certain person not to possess a weapon, authorities said.

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