Police: Man caught with defaced semi-automatic handgun during Bayonne traffic stop


A man was caught with a defaced semi-automatic handgun during a Bayonne traffic stop earlier this week, authorities said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Antril P. Neal, 30, of Jersey City, was charged with possession of narcotic paraphernalia,
possession of a defaced firearm, possession of a large capacity magazine, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm, and certain persons not to possess a firearm, according to Capt. Eric Amato.

Neal was taken into custody at about 2:09 p.m. from the area of East 49th Street. Officers in the area observed a vehicle traveling south on Broadway violating numerous traffic laws.

The ensuing motor vehicle stop led to the driver being identified as Neal.

During the investigation, narcotic paraphernalia, and a defaced 9mm semi-automatic handgun equipped with a large capacity magazine – which contained 12 full metal jacket rounds were recovered from inside of the vehicle, police said.

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