Perth Amboy Man Arrested With Stolen Gun, Drugs

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Roberto Torres (Photo courtesy of the Perth Amboy Police Dept.)

PERTH AMBOY – Police arrested a 32-year-old city man Tuesday night and charged him with possessing a gun that had been reported stolen from Plainfield as well as 38 Oxycontin pills and three bags of cocaine.

Roberto Torres was arrested after police investigated a rear year on the 500 block of Johnstone Street at 11:51 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 as a result of information developed by the Perth Amboy Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau.

Torres was found to be in possession of a 40 caliber Springfield Arms semiautomatic handgun loaded with 9 hollow point bullets that was tucked in his front waistband, according to police. In addition to the gun, police recovered drugs with a street value of approximately $900 and $715 in cash.

Torres, who is a convicted felon, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a weapon by certain persons convicted of a felony, possession of prohibited ammunition (hollow point bullets), possession of a weapon during the commission of a CDS offense, receiving stolen property, possession of cocaine, possession of prescription legend drugs, possession of both with the intent to distribute, & possession of both with the intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school zone (Samuel E. Shull school). Judge George M. Boyd set bail at $50,000 with no 10 percent option and with the requirement of a bail source hearing.

Det. David Guzman led the investigation.

The charges against Torres are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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