Police: Traffic stop in Secaucus leads to handgun, ‘high-capacity magazine’ recovery

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A traffic stop in Secaucus last week led to a handgun and a “high-capacity magazine” being recovered, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

Christopher Ray. Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On December 12th 12:56 p.m., Secaucus Police Officer Michael Borrelli performed a motor vehicle stop on Paterson Plank Road and 1st Street for having tinted windows, Miller said in a statement.

During the stop, it became known that the driver possessed a loaded semi-automatic handgun. The handgun was easily accessible to the driver as it was positioned directly next to the driver’s seat, authoritites said.

Additionally, the handgun had a thirty 30-capacity magazine inserted within, which was loaded with 23, .45 caliber bullets. The driver, Christopher Ray, 29 of District Heights,
Maryland was arrested.

“This is yet another reminder of the danger that our police officers face on a daily basis. Proactive policing is vital in keeping the Secaucus community safe and I fully support my officers’ efforts,” Miller added.

Ray was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun and unlawful possession of high capacity magazine and Ray was lodged in the Hudson County Correctional Facility, officials said.

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