NEWTON, NJ—A North Carolina man is facing drug and weapons charges after being stopped Thursday for speeding. Sgt. Michael Monaco stopped Gary Lee Louk, 48, in a 2003 Ford Explorer on Water Street, Route 206 on Thursday, May 3, around 8:12 a.m. police report.
When Monaco spoke with the driver, the officer smelled marijuana. Monaco also saw a marijuana pipe on the floor of the car on the passenger’s side, police say.
When officers searched the Explorer they found an unloaded 123 guage Winchester pump action shotgun on the floor in the back seat. They also found marijuana, hashish oil and paste, two prescriptions and drug paraphernalia including rolling papers and pipes, police report.
Louk was taken into custody and brought to Newton Police Department headquarters for processing.
As a result, Louk was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon without a permit, possession of more than five grams of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance without a prescription for two different drugs, possession of less than 50 grams of