Police: Impromptu bathroom break leads to trio getting caught with gun in Secaucus


Three men were caught with an unregistered loaded handgun, drug paraphernalia and $1,000 cash after one of them decided to urinate next to their vehicle in Secaucus, police said. 

From left to right: Gequan Cantey-Clark, Philip Marrow and Dajon Parks. Photos courtesy of Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Gequan Cantey-Clark, 21, of Orange, Philip Marrow, 22, of Newark and Dajon Parks, 21, of East Orange, were charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of handgun ammunition, possession with intent to distribute drug paraphernalia and possession of burglar’s tools, according to Police Capt. Dennis Miller.

On Friday at approximately 3:11 p.m., Secaucus police responded to a report
of a “suspicious vehicle” in the area of Mansfield Avenue and 5th Street.

The concerned citizen further reported that one of the occupants was observed urinating next to the vehicle. While conducting their investigation the officers on scene developed probable cause to conduct a search of the vehicle, authorities said.

During the search of the vehicle, the officers seized a screwdriver believed to be used as
a burglar tool, drug paraphernalia that was consistent with packaging drugs for distribution  and a loaded Colt Detective Special .38 caliber revolver, officials said.

Additionally, approximately $1,000 in cash was seized and it is believed that the money was “derived from a nefarious source,” police said.

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