Hammonton Man Crashes Car in Little Egg, Cops Find Guns and Drugs
Police came upon an accident on Route 9 in Little Egg Harbor, and found two people with minor injuries, and a bunch of drugs, and a couple guns.
Little Egg Harbor Township Police say they found the accident at 12:45am Thursday near Winding Wood Road. The car had crashed into a utility poll. Here's what happened next:
Two occupants of the vehicle were observed exiting the vehicle with what appeared to be minor injuries. The driver, Jose Marquez (25), of Hammonton NJ was observed to be under the influence of alcohol/drugs and was charged with DUI. Search of the vehicle revealed quantities of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and xanax as well as a stolen handgun and a shotgun. Marquez was also charged with possession with the intent to distribute CDS, and weapons offenses including the unlawful possession of a weapon. The passenger, Rodney Gilliard Jr. (23) also of Hammonton, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute CDS.
Marquez was taken to the Ocean County Jail, and Gilliard was issued a summons.