PATERSON – Officers who pulled over a speeding vehicle said they arrested the driver on child support warrants and his passenger for concealing a loaded gun in her bra.
The arrests occurred Tuesday as officers with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office said they saw a car speeding and swerving on Route 20 near Seventh Avenue.
The driver, Enrique Martinez, 23, of Paterson was detained for having two outstanding child support warrants in the amount of $11,500, according to Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik.
While speaking to the front-seat passenger, Deisha Acevedo, officers could smell marijuana on her, Berdnik said.
A female officer searched Acevedo and found a bag of marijuana and a .38-caliber Taurus revolver loaded with five bullets.
The pot and gun were found in the woman’s bra, the sheriff said.
Acevedo was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of a handgun.