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Virginia man arrested with marijuana and three guns in Paterson, sheriff


Detectives arrested a man from Virginia on 11th Avenue with marijuana and three guns on Wednesday, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

Carlos Barroso, 29, of Norfolk, Virginia, was circling 11th Avenue and East 24th Street in a vehicle with a broken tail light without wearing seat belt, authorities said.

Detectives conducted a traffic stop.

Barroso’s car reeked of marijuana. He admitted to having marijuana and turned over a small zip lock baggie to detectives, authorities said. An observant detective saw the handle of a gun near the rear passenger seat.

A Smith and Wesson M&P 45 caliber handgun and 8 rounds of ammo was seized, authorities said. A search of the vehicle’s trunk led to recovery of a DPMS Ar-15 and a .9mm Hi-Point handgun.

Ammos for all three weapons were seized from a trunk including a loaded high capacity magazine for the Ar-15.

Barroso was charged with three counts of firearm possession, two count of defaced firearm possession, certain persons not to have a weapon, high capacity ammo possession, and marijuana possession.

Authorities said Barroso is being held at the Passaic County Jail.

  • EmperorPenguin

    A more appropriate title, "Virginia man has second amendment rights violated, citizens do nothing"

    • FlaveFlava

      Not how that works kid. Educate yourself please.

      • EmperorPenguin

        "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

        It's very simple. The majority of the Supreme court have been refusing to hear cases against gun laws lately because of the way Heller went. Once ginsberg and maybe another liberal justice dies you'll see a return to respecting the rights of the people.

        • FlaveFlava

          right dude, keep telling yourself that.

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    If your packing DONT Smoke weed in the car, that is probable cause to search the vehicle!!!