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Upper Saddle River police traffic stop yields loaded gun, $4,500 in stolen clothing

Photo Credit: Courtesy UPPER SADDLE RIVER POLICE

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A couple was picked up in Massachusetts after Upper Saddle River police obtained a search warrant and found a loaded gun, $4,500 worth of stolen clothes with attached security tags and drug paraphernalia, authorities said.

Officers originally stopped driver Erin Driscoll, 24, of Massachusetts and her passenger, 37-year-old ex-con Carlos Jessamy of the Bronx, around 9 p.m. last Thursday for traffic violations on northbound Route 17, Police Chief Patrick Rotella said today.

Driscoll refused to allow a search, so the vehicle was impounded, Rotella said.

Jessamy, meanwhile was arrested on charges of providing false information and later released pending further action.

Police then obtained the search warrant and found the swag and a loaded .45-caliber handgun, the chief said.

Police in Pittsfield, MA, where Driscoll lives, took the pair into custody yesterday on arrest warrants out of Upper Saddle River. Both are charged with illegal possession of the weapon and of stolen property.

Jessamy also was charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon.

His bail was set at $50,000 and Driscoll’s at $25,000, pending extradition to New Jersey.

IMAGES: Courtesy UPPER SADDLE RIVER POLICE

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