Police: Jersey City man busted with handgun, hollow-point bullets and drugs in Hoboken


A Jersey City man was busted with a handgun, hollow-point bullets, crack cocaine and marijuana during a traffic stop in Hoboken two days ago, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Luis Williams, 23, of Jersey City, was charged with unlawful possession of weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, certain persons not to have weapons, two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana and crack cocaine), two counts of possession of CDS within 500 feet of public housing, two counts of possession of CDS within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of a large capacity gun magazine and possession of hollow-point rounds, according to Police Det. Sgt. Joseph Leonard.

Monday around 5:41 p.m., Hoboken police received an anonymous call about a male in possession of a gun. The caller gave a description of the male and plate for the car he had just exited, authorities said.

Det. Paul Quinn and Officer Connor Milne were able to locate the car parked near 310 Harrison St.. Surveillance was maintained on the car and around 7:25 p.m., Williams entered the driver’s side and another male entered the passenger side, officials said.

The car then drove away from the area and Quinn and Milne followed the car before conducting a motor vehicle stop in the area of 349 5th street upon observing equipment violations on the car, police said.

The arrestee was then asked out of the vehicle to speak with the officers. While speaking with the officers, he appeared nervous and kept looking back toward the car, authorities said.

At this time, Lt. Corrado Allegretta requested a canine unit from NJ Transit to respond while the officers continued with the motor vehicle stop. The canine unit responded and gave a positive indication that the passenger side of the vehicle contained contraband.

After being read his Miranda Rights, Williams confirmed there was a firearm in the car.

A search of the car yielded a .40 caliber gun, a magazine with 14 hollow-point rounds, 11.8 grams of crack cocaine, and 115.8 grams of marijuana, officials said.

As a result, Williams was arrested, processed on a warrant and remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Facility.

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