A routine motor vehicle stop turned up a handgun loaded with a high-capacity magazine and 23 bullets over the weekend in Secaucus, police said.
Officer Michael Borrelli stopped a car at Paterson Plank Road and 1st Street for having tinted windows just before 1 p.m. Dec. 12, Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said.
During the stop, Borrelli noticed a semi-automatic handgun right next to the driver's seat, Miller said.
The handgun contained a 30-round magazine, loaded with 23 .45 caliber bullets, the chief said.
The driver -- Christopher Ray, 29 of District Heights, Maryland -- was arrested, Miller said.
“This is yet another reminder of the danger that our police officers face on a daily basis," Miller said. “Proactive policing is vital in keeping the Secaucus community safe and I fully support my officers’ efforts."
Ray was charged in the Hudson County Correctional Facility on weapons offenses.
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