Sawed-Off Shotgun Found After Man Left Crash, Cops Say
Long Valley resident charged with illegal possession of weapon and drug paraphernalia.
A Long Valley man was found with a sawed-off shotgun and drug paraphernalia after leaving the scene of an accident earlier this month, Washington Township Police Lt. Doug Compton said.
Patrick Mackewicz, 31, allegedly struck two trees on the front lawn of a Bartley Road residence and then left the scene, Compton said. Officer Susan Gilligan, after learning the make and model of the vehicle, found the car—and Mackewicz—a short time later at a nearby residence, Compton said.
Mackewicz consented to a search of the vehicle and his bedroom, where he was located, Compton said. The investigation revealed a cache of drug paraphernalia and a sawed-off shotgun, Compton said.
All contraband was seized, Compton said, and Mackewicz was charged with careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a sawed-off shotgun.
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