A Wyoming man was busted with ecstacy, cocaine, a hand gun with a large capacity magazine, as well as hollow point bullets during a traffic stop in Bayonne, police said.
Jason M. Gacel, 35, of Laramie, Wyoming, was charged with possession of narcotic paraphernalia with the intent to distribute, possession of prohibited hollow point bullets, possession of a large capacity magazine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a narcotic offense, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm, certain persons not to possess weapons, two counts of possession of CDS, and two counts of possession of CDS with intent to distribute, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.
Gacel was taken into custody around 12:28 a.m. Friday morning from the area of 20th Street and Avenue C.
While visiting the 7-Eleven store, located at 463 Avenue C, officers were advised of a suspicious vehicle, later determined to be occupied by Gacel, parked in the lot for several hours.
As officers made contact with Gacel, who was seated in the vehicle, they observed an opened beer container next to Gacel. As officers continued their investigation, Gacel
refused to lower his window and repeatedly reached for the floor.
After refusing the officers’ commands to exit the vehicle, Gacel ultimately complied which caused the officers to observe narcotic paraphernalia on the driver side floor.
A search of the vehicle led to the recovery of 67 pills of ecstasy, cocaine, narcotic paraphernalia, and a 9mm semiautomatic handgun equipped with a fully loaded large capacity magazine (17 rounds).
Additionally, 15 of the 17 rounds were deemed to be hollow point bullets, police said.