Police: Man busted for weed, $8k in warrants and suspended license in Jersey City

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After being pulled over by Port Authority police, an East Orange man was busted for marijuana possession, $8,000 in criminal/traffic warrants and driving with a a suspended license near the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City, officials said.

Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.
Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Raajhuan Muhammad, 33, of East Orange, was charged with bail jumping, driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana with a suspended license, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

At about 3 p.m. on Friday, a Port Authority police officer was on foot patrol in Jersey City at the Holland Tunnel entrance when he observed a black Audi being driven with no front license plate, authorities said.

The officer pulled the the Audi over and asked Muhammad about his registration. The suspect said he had a temporary registration and tag displayed on the rear of the car, police said.

The officer examined the registration which had expired in December 2015. He then interviewed Muhammad further and he admitted he was aware of it, officials said.

A computer check of the suspect revealed a warrant for assault along with 12 other criminal and traffic warrants that totaled over $8,000 and a suspended driver’s license, authorities said. The active warrants were out of East Orange, Newark, Union and Wayne.

As Muhammad was placed under arrest, marijuana was found in the front passenger compartment. He was lodged in the Hudson County Jail on no bail as a result of the charges, police said.

Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.
Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.

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