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Wyckoff PD: Pennsylvania Man Had Gun, Pot In Route 208 Stop

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WYCKOFF, N.J. -- A Route 208 stop of an unregistered out-of-state vehicle produced a handgun and pot, Wyckoff police said.

Pennsylvania driver Jason A. Carota, 29, was stopped on the northbound highway at Russell Avenue by Officer Michael Flim just before 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Carota, who has a previous conviction from 2011 out of Pennsylvania, was charged with drug, weapons and paraphernalia possession counts after police found the unloaded .32-caliber handgun and ammo, along with marijuana, Lt. Joseph Soto said.

He also received summonses for faulty lights, driving an unregistered vehicle and having drugs in a vehicle, Soto said.

Carota was first ordered held in the Bergen County Jail, then released, pending further court action, after a detention hearing less than 24 hours later.

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