City police officers recovered a Glock semi-automatic pistol that was reported stolen out of New York City from an alleged drug dealer early Saturday morning in South Paterson, said police director Jerry Speziale.
Luis D. Reyes, 37, of Beech Street, was arrested on various weapons and drug charges at about 2:30 a.m., said the director.
Reyes’ was hanging about on Main and Weiss Streets when police received notification a gunman was in the area. Detectives from the Narcotics and Ceasefire Units on their weekend crime suppression detail responded to the area and located Reyes who matched the description provided by the informer.
Detectives found Reyes in possession of a loaded Glock 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, four small baggies of crack-cocaine, 14 baggies of marijuana, said the director. The director said further investigation showed the weapon was reported stolen in 2014 out of New York City.
Reyes has been charged with illegal firearm possession, possession of stolen weapon, possession of weapon by a convict, crack-cocaine and marijuana possession, and intent to distribute drugs in a school zone.