EDISON, NJ - An observant patrolman arrested a guest at the Red Roof Inn, confiscating a loaded handgun, ammunition, and accessories used for drug distribution from the man’s car and motel room, police said.
Officer Richard Lorfing arrested Andres Nazario, 51, on multiple weapons possession and narcotics-related charges after he noticed Nazario talking for an unusually long time on a cellphone at 9:40 p.m. Thursday in the New Durham Road motel’s parking lot.
Nazario allegedly gave the officer a couple of fake names and claimed to be from out-of-state when the patrolman approached Nazario’s blue Audi to question him. He was also charged with hindering apprehension, police said.
With assistance from other township officers and drug-sniffing K-9 dogs, police seized a loaded semi-automatic .40-caliber handgun, three loaded gun magazines, several cellphones, a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia including a digital scale, and $480 in cash believed to be proceeds from narcotic sales.
Nazario is being held at the Middlesex County jail, police said.