Man found sleeping in car had loaded gun, marijuana: Bayonne police

A Jersey City man found sleeping in his car in a Bayonne light rail parking lot Friday morning had a loaded gun and drugs in the vehicle, authorities said.

A Bayonne police officer patrolling the area of 22nd Street and Avenue F just after 9 a.m. saw a car with an item of clothing draped over the rear driver side window parked on the rear of the light rail lot, Bayonne Capt. Eric Amato said.

The officer saw a man, later identified as 29-year-old Davon J. Sanders, unconscious in the rear passenger area and knocked on the window to see if he needed assistance.

With speaking with the officer, Sanders tried to conceal an item, Amato said. The officer saw marijuana in the vehicle and detected an odor of raw marijuana.

Police seached the vehicle and found marijuana and a fully loaded black Taurus semi-automatic 9mm handgun with an illegal 12-round magazine, Amato said. When Sanders was arrested, he gave a false name and date of birth.

Sanders was charged wit possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm, certain persons not to possess a firearm, possession of a large-capacity magazine, possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana and hindering apprehension.

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