Police: Hoboken man caught with handgun, ammo, and heroin after getting DWI charge


A Hoboken man was caught with a handgun, ammunition, and heroin after getting charged with driving while intoxicated early this morning, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Joel Massol, 31, of Hoboken, was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose (.40 caliber Glock 22 handgun), possession of hollow point bullets, possession of a large-capacity magazine, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin),  possession of drug paraphernalia, and DWI, according to Police Det. Lt. Jonathan Mecka.

He was arrested for DWI at approximately 12:15 a.m. this morning in the area of 1st Street and Willow Avenue.

As a result of the traffic stop, the aforementioned items were seized, Massol was arrested, processed, and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, authorities said.

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