BAYONNE, NJ - Three Bayonne police officers were treated for exposure to PCP Friday following an incident with a Jersey City man who officials say was later arrested and charged with a number of crimes including possession of, and intent to distribute, drugs.

According to Captain Eric Amato, members of the Bayonne Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of 52nd Street and Broadway at approximately 10:03 p.m. As officers approached the vehicle, they detected an odor of raw marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. 

The officers then ordered the occupants out of the vehicle to continue their investigation. As Nyqwan Sims, the driver, was exiting, police say, he continually reached inside a black bag secured around his waist, disregarding the officer’s commands to keep his hands visible. 

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Sims is then said to have pushed the officer away from his body and reached into his waistband to remove an item, later determined to be an uncapped bottle of PCP, and throwing it to the ground, causing it to spill on the ground and splash onto the officers. He again allegedly pushed the officer away but was taken to the ground and placed into custody. 

A search of the vehicle and Sims’ person led to the recovery of cocaine, heroin, narcotic paraphernalia, and marijuana.

Also arrested and charged with possession of marijuana was Javon Workman, 22. 

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