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Saddle Brook Vehicle Stop Leads to Drug, Weapon Seizure; NY Trio Arrested

By kcora on
Saddle Brook New York

The New Jersey State Police have arrested James Fogel, 33, of Corona, N.Y., Benjamin Martinez, 21, of Yonkers, N.Y., and Shanel Torres, 28, of Flushing, N.Y. after a motor vehicle stop leads to the seizure of drugs and handguns.

According to authorities, on Monday at 9:43 p.m., Troopers from Totowa Station stopped James Fogle for a motor vehicle violation on Interstate 80 in Saddle Brook.

Upon further investigation, Troopers discovered two handguns, a high capacity 30 round magazine, hollow point ammunition and marijuana in the vehicle.

Police charged James Fogle, Benjamin Martinez, and Shanel Torres with possession of a handgun, possession of high capacity magazine, posession of hollow point bullets, receiving stolen property, and money laundering. The suspects were lodged at Bergen County Jail pending by a detention hearing.

Charges are mere accusations and the accused is innocent until proven guilty.