Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that **Mr. Paul Aguilar, 47, of Caldwell** was arrested and charged with possession of assault weapons and drug paraphernalia.
Authorities said detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force whose members include officers from Newark, Rutgers University police departments, along with members Caldwell Police Department and Essex County Sheriff’s Department Tactical Response Team, executed a narcotics-related search warrant at Aguilar’s home on Hatfield Street in Caldwell yesterday.
They seized one illegal .9 mm handgun, three rifles, and two shotguns.
Police charged Aguilar with possession of an assault rifle with an extended magazine exceeding 15 rounds, possession of an assault rifle with a large magazine, violation of regulatory provisions related to firearms and possession of drug paraphernalia.
**The seized weapons were the following:**
* Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun
*Smith & Wesson MP-15 rifle
*Rugger .22 caliber rifle
*Champion 12 gauge single shot shotgun
*Remington .22 long caliber rifle
*Blow Magnum replica 9mm handgun
These are accusations.
The defendants is presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.