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Freeport Man Founded With Loaded Gun In Traffic Stop, Police Say

Roberto Roldan
Roberto Roldan Photo Credit: Nassau County Police Department

An overnight traffic stop led to a host of charges for a 46-year-old man who was in illegal possession of a loaded gun, police say.

It happened just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13 in Nassau County.

Nassau County Police Department officers, while on routine patrol, observed the defendant Roberto Roldan, 46, of Freeport operating a gray 2013 Chevrolet Impala, southbound on Nassau Road in Roosevelt. A vehicle and traffic law investigation was conducted at North Main Street and Davis Street when Roldan pulled his vehicle over.

During the investigation, officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana and Roldan was found to have a suspended license. Roldan was placed under arrest and a subsequent search was conducted of his vehicle.

During the vehicle search officers discovered the semi-automatic handgun, located under the front passenger seat. A green leafy substance believed to be marijuana was also recovered inside the vehicle cup holder.

Roldan has been charged with:

  • criminal possession of a weapon,
  • criminal possession of a weapon,
  • criminal possession of a firearm,
  • criminal possession of stolen property,
  • aggravated unlicensed operation,
  • unlawful possession of marijuana,
  • three vehicle and traffic law infractions.

He will be arraigned on Sunday, July 14 at First District Court, 99 Main Street Hempstead.

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