Gun, drugs found in car

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GALLOWAY – A couple stopped for allegedly not wearing seatbelts Monday, July 16 may end up wearing prison garb as a result of being pulled over.

Galloway Police Officer Jacqueline Crocker conducted the seat belt stop on Route 30 at 1:45 p.m. at the Galloway-Absecon border.  

Officer Paul Smith responded to assist.  

The driver, Gabrielle J. Bozzi, 22, of Egg Harbor Township, was found to have an outstanding traffic warrant out of Ocean City Municipal Court, police said.  

A male passenger, Robert Terrell, aka Abdul Rasheed, 28, also of Egg Harbor Township was found to be providing false information regarding his identity. Terrell/Rasheed was found to be wanted by the state Parole Office on a parole violation warrant.  

Officers on scene observed a handgun in the vehicle, police said.  

Both suspects were taken into custody.  

Police said heroin was recovered along with $934 in cash.  The handgun was a loaded .32 caliber revolver.  Bozzi and Terrell/Rasheed were both charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and hindering apprehension.  Terrell/Rasheed was additionally charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. 

Bozzi was charged with motor vehicle offenses: improper use of child restraints, driving while suspended and having a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Terrell/Rasheed was charged with not wearing a seat belt. 

Bail was set by Judge Howard Freed at $15,000 cash for Bozzi and $50,000 cash for Terrell/Rasheed. Both were transported to the Gerard L. Gormley Justice Facility in Mays Landing.


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