A man from Nutley has been arrested allegedly in possession of a Glock handgun and cocaine in Paterson, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.
Orlando Cruz, III, 35-year-old, has been charged with drugs and weapons offenses. Police arrested him on Wednesday at around 11:30 p.m. on Rosa Parks Boulevard and Harrison Street.
Cruz was in a white Jeep Cherokee that allegedly committed a motor vehicle violation at the intersection of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Putnam Street. Detectives got behind the vehicle to conduct a stop.
Police recovered a Glock .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun and 4 baggies of cocaine during the stop.
Cruz was taken to police headquarters for processing. He is being held at the Passaic County Jail.