A man and woman were arrested in the early morning hours on Friday after police found guns and drugs inside their vehicle.
Secaucus police were checking out a suspicious vehicle on Third Street at 3:00 am on Friday when officer Joseph Fuardo noticed a loaded semi-automatic handgun in plain view. The car was unoccupied but the doors had been left ajar, prompting the attention.
While searching the vehicle, police found a loaded shotgun and ammunition along with drugs including methamphetamine, alprazolam (anxiety medication) and endocet (a pain killer).
The vehicle’s owner Gerard Grossi, 43, of Secaucus was loading the car at the time it was discovered. He was arrested and charged with various crimes, including unlawful possession of a handgun and a shotgun and receiving stolen property.
Jessica Skinner – 27 and Grossi’s girlfriend – was also arrested. She had a loaded semi-automatic handgun with a removed serial number in her waistband and was in possession of methamphetamine, alprazolam and suboxone.
Skinner was charged with three counts of Possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a defaced firearm and tampering with physical evidence.