Police: Man busted with loaded gun with ‘high capacity magazine’ in Secaucus


A Middlesex County man was busted with a loaded hand gun with a “high capacity magazine” and marijuana in Secaucus yesterday, police said.

Sharome Neals. Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday at 10:18 a.m., Secaucus police stopped a Ford Taurus at the Red Roof Inn parking lot, 15 Meadowlands Parkway for having tinted windows. During the stop, an odor of raw marijuana was detected emanating from the vehicle, according to Police Capt. Dennis Miller.

A search of the vehicle uncovered several ounces of suspected marijuana, a loaded .45 caliber Glock handgun with loaded “high capacity” magazines, which contained both hollow point and full metal jacket ammunition, authorities said.

One handgun magazine can 13 rounds and the other can hold 40 rounds. Drug paraphernalia and a small amount of cash were also seized, officials said.

Additionally, the Glock handgun was found to be stolen from Fayetteville, NC.

Sharome Neals, 26, of Carteret, was arrested without incident and then remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Neals was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of firearm while committing a CDS offense, certain person not to have weapons, receiving stolen property, two counts of possession of a high capacity magazine, possession of hollow point ammunition and
possession of handgun ammunition, police said.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Secaucus Police Department at (201) 330-2060 or detectivedivision@secaucus.net. All calls can be kept confidential.

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