Police: Pennsylvania man busted with illegal handgun, ammo, during Bayonne traffic stop


A Pennsylvania man was busted with an illegal handgun and ammunition during a Bayonne traffic stop early Friday morning, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Arthur Reddington-Coleman, 31, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (cocaine), possession of CDS with the intent to distribute, possession of CDS with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of public housing, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, possession of narcotic paraphernalia with the intent to distribute, possession of prohibited ammunition, possession of a firearm in the commission of a CDS offense, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm, and four counts of possession of high capacity magazine, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Reddington-Coleman was taken into custody at about 2:46 a.m. Firday from the area of West 2nd Street. After officers observed the vehicle, later determined to be operated by Coleman, violate numerous traffic laws, officers conducted a motor vehicle stop.

During the investigation, officers observed a digital scale with white powdery residue on it
stored in the map pocket of the driver’s door. The officers also observed a loaded handgun magazine in the rear passenger compartment.

A further search of the vehicle led to the recovery of a loaded .40 cal loaded semi-
automatic handgun equipped with a high capacity magazine, an additional high capacity magazine loaded with .40 cal bullets, 36 additional .40 cal hollow point rounds, 29 9mm rounds, 2 high capacity rifle magazines, one containing 30 5.56 cal. penetrator rounds and the other containg 29 rounds, numerous items of narcotic paraphernalia used for packaging and distribution, 117 grams of cocaine (rock and powder form, some packaged for
distribution), and $583 in suspected narcotic sale proceeds, authorities said.

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