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South Hackensack PD: 'Click It/Ticket' Finds Ex-Con With Stolen Gun, Drugs

Vernon S. Wilson
Vernon S. Wilson Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy SOUTH HACKENSACK PD

SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A South Hackensack police officer on a seatbelt detail found a Paterson ex-con carrying a stolen gun, as well as heroin and pot, authorities said Wednesday.

Officer Gary Yannetti arrested Vernon S. Wilson, 40, on eastbound Route 46 near Phillps Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after finding the drugs and a loaded 9mm handgun reported stolen out of Ohio during a "Click It or Ticket" detail, Capt. Robert Kaiser told Daily Voice.

Wilson's lengthy criminal history includes arrests for aggravated assault, firearms possession and theft -- as well as being charged by South Hackensack police last year with delivering 250 bags of heroin.

This time, he was taken to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing on drug and weapons counts.

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