Police: Man pulled over for tinted windows in Secaucus busted with loaded handgun


A Jersey City man pulled over for tinted windows in Secaucus was busted with a loaded handgun, ammunition, and a small amount of marijuana, police said.

Darrion Pierce. Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Darrion Pierce, 26, of Jersey City, was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, unlawful possession of handgun ammunition, certain persons not to possess a firearm, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Police Chief Dennis Miller.

Pierce was also charged with several motor vehicle offenses, Miller said.

Yesterday at approximately 10:08 a.m., Secaucus police stopped a motor vehicle on Secaucus Road for having tinted windows and not bearing a front license plate.

After the stop was initiated, it became known that there was a fictitious license plate affixed to the rear of the vehicle and the driver, Darrion Pierce, was unlicensed.

Police detected an odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, an undisclosed quantity of suspected marijuana along with drug paraphernalia was seized.

Additionally, a loaded Smith and Wesson revolver was also seized during the search and Pierce was arrested, charged, and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

“The diligent work and proactive enforcement of the law by police officers assigned to the Patrol Division is vital in keeping the Secaucus community safe,” Miller added.

“This is another example of how proactively enforcing our state’s laws will lead to seizing illegal firearms.”

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