YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A man and woman were being held in the Bergen County Jail after being extradited from Massachusetts to face charges of having a loaded gun, $4,500 worth of stolen clothing and drug paraphernalia in their car when they were stopped by Upper Saddle River police last month.
Police originally stopped driver Erin Driscoll, 24, of Massachusetts and her passenger, 37-year-old ex-con Carlos Jessamy of the Bronx, the night of Oct. 16 for traffic violations on northbound Route 17, Police Chief Patrick Rotella said at the time.
Driscoll refused to allow a search, so the vehicle was impounded, Rotella said.
Jessamy was arrested on charges of providing false information and later released, along with Driscoll, pending further action.
Police then obtained a search warrant and found the swag and a loaded .45-caliber handgun, the chief said. Arrests warrants were issued.
Police in Pittsfield, MA, where Driscoll lives, took the pair into custody on the warrants less than a week later.
Both were extradited and returned yesterday to New Jersey to face charges of illegal possession of the weapon and of stolen property.
Jessamy also was charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon.
He was being held on $50,000 bail and Driscoll’s on $25,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail.
IMAGES: Courtesy UPPER SADDLE RIVER POLICE
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