DRPA: Eagles’ Josh Huff Had 9mm Handgun, Hollow-Point Ammo, and Marijuana in His Car

The young wide receiver is now facing a handful of criminal charges.

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Josh Huff had a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, six hollow-point bullets and a container that held what appeared to be marijuana in his car when he was pulled over for speeding by a Delaware River Port Authority police officer this morning, according to a criminal complaint.

Huff, 25, was stopped about 11 a.m. for speeding on the New Jersey side of the Walt Whitman Bridge. The officer noticed “the odor of raw marijuana” emanating from Huff’s car while he waited for Huff to produce his driver’s license, registration, and insurance.

When asked about the smell, Huff handed over a white container with a “greenish/brown plat vegetation,” and told the cop that he had a handgun in the driver’s side door pocket, according to the complaint.

Huff allegedly did not have a permit to carry in New Jersey, which the officer wrote is a “crime of the second degree,” which can bring a prison sentence of up to five years. The hollow-point bullets were in a magazine next the gun; possessing the bullets was listed as a crime of the fourth degree. The DRPA wrote in an email that a criminal summons was issued to Huff for possessing marijuana under 50 grams, along with two warrants for unlawful possession of a weapon and prohibited weapons/devices.

He was also hit with a traffic summons for DUI, speeding and obstructed view because his car has tinted windows. Huff’s bail was set at $25,000, and he is scheduled for a court date in Camden County on November 15th, two days after the Eagles play the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field.

The team said in a statement earlier today that it was aware of the incident and gathering more information.

Firearms transported through New Jersey are supposed to be unloaded and held in a secure container, and not accessible from the passenger portion of the car, according to the New Jersey State Police. Possessing a firearm without having a permit to carry in New Jersey is forbidden under state law.

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