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Route 80 Stop: Bogota Police Find Gun, $21,600 In Cash

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Paul Myers Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BOGOTA PD

BOGOTA, N.J. -- A South Dakota man was carrying a handgun and $21,614 in ill-gotten gains when Bogota police they stopped him Wednesday afternoon on Route 80, authorities said.

Paul Myers, 49, of Box Elder was ordered held in the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing on weapons possession and money laundering charges after the 10:50 a.m. stop on the westbound highway, Capt. James Sepp said.

Officers found a .40-caliber Heckler & Koch pistol under the front seat, Sepp said.

Myers also received several motor vehicle summonses.

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