Police: Man busted with loaded semi-automatic handgun during Bayonne traffic stop


A man was busted with a loaded semi-automatic handgun, as well as narcotic paraphernalia, during a Bayonne traffic stop on Saturday evening, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Lawrence J. Lewis, 39, of Newark, was charged with possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a handgun, certain persons not to possess a firearm, possession of prohibited weapons, possession of a large capacity magazine, and possession of narcotic paraphernalia with intent to distribute, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

He was taken into custody at approximately 10:19 p.m. on Saturday, March 9th from the area of 33rd Street and Avenue C. Officers in the area stopped a 2017 Audi after it was observed traveling at a high rate of speed.

During the investigation, officers recovered narcotic paraphernalia and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun equipped with a large capacity magazine fully loaded with full metal jacket rounds.

During the arrest process, it was also determined that Lewis was categorized as a certain person to not possess weapons and there therefore charged accordingly, authorities said.

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  1. Amazing how many dumbass criminals get pulled over for driving like morons. You would think if you have drugs and a loaded gun, you would drive like a saint.