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.