Pot Smell Leads Maywood Officer To Stolen Handgun, Hackensack Man's Arrest

The smell of pot led to the search of an older-model sedan and the discovery of a .38 Special reported stolen out of North Carolina, Maywood police said.

Adrian Gentles
Adrian Gentles Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy MAYWOOD PD

Police Department arrested Adrian Gentles, 33, of Hackensack, on weapons and drug related charges.

Officers Brian Rubio and Officer Ben Singer stopped a red 1998 Honda Accord for various motor vehicle violations on Essex Street around 5:10 a.m. Sunday, Detective Jason Liaban said.

While speaking with Gentles, Rubio smelled marijuana, Liaban said.

“A probable cause search of the vehicle yielded marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a HMW Windicator six-shot revolver reported stolen out of North Carolina,” he said.

Gentles was taken to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on drug and weapons charges, among other counts.

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