A West New York man was arrested on gun and drug charges, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced on October 10.
On Thursday, October 6, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Gang Task Force recovered a firearm and arrested a 31-year-old man as part of a narcotics investigation in North Bergen.
Ramon Lopez-Arias of West New York is charged with second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, third-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute (Cocaine), and second-degree Possession of a Weapon While Committing a CDS Offense.
The Gang Task Force conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of 2810 Paterson Plank Road after receiving information that Lopez-Arias was in possession of a weapon and narcotics. During a court authorized search of the vehicle Lopez-Arias was operating, police said a handgun, suspected cocaine, and 129 rounds of ammunition were recovered.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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