Paterson traffic stop yields two arrests and two weapons, sheriff says

Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik said a motor vehicle stop on North Main Street Monday night resulted in two arrests and two handguns.

Rashon Q. Gillison, 34, and Dontre Williams, 19, both from Paterson, have been charged with various drug and gun offenses.

Gillison and Williams were in a suspicious black Chrysler van that allegedly broke several traffic rules on North Main Street around 11 p.m. Your vehicle has stopped.

Gillison was the driver and Williams was the passenger in the vehicle.

Williams reportedly had a 9mm Taurus G3c semi-automatic pistol that was loaded with one bullet in the chamber and six in the magazine.

Gillison reportedly had an illegible 9mm semi-automatic SCCY CPX-1 pistol with a red dot sight loaded with a bullet in the chamber and 10 in the magazine.

Officers suspected that both men were armed after approaching the vehicle. Both were ordered from the vehicle and arrested.

The police searched the vehicle. They found a small white pill bottle marked “Infinity” – blood sugar, which contained 21 suspicious blue Percocet tablets. A clear zip-lock bag containing eight other blue broken pills was in the driver’s door panel, two zip-lock bags of marijuana were confiscated from the center console, and an orange pill bottle containing 14 Percocet pills was confiscated.

Officers Peter Pelle and Angelo Calabro made the successful stop that spawned the two weapons.

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