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Police find handgun in diaper in New Haven

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© The following photo of  Jeffrey Cruz was provided by the New Haven Police Department. © The following photo of Jeffrey Cruz was provided by the New Haven Police Department.
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

A New Haven man was arrested Tuesday night after police found a handgun in a diaper in the back seat of the motor vehicle.

Officers stopped a Dodge Durango being driven by Jeffrey Cruz, 31, for a motor vehicle violation at 8:16 p.m. Police said they realized that Cruz had a suspended license and was on parole for a narcotics arrest.

While searching the Durango, police found a Kel-Tec P3AT .380 caliber handgun in a diaper. Officers also seized a bag of cocaine.

Police said Cruz does not have a gun permit and is a convicted felon, so he is unable to be in possession of a firearm. The handgun was also reported lost, police said.

Cruz, who has a long criminal history, was arrested and charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, weapon in a motor vehicle, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension and failing to have the license plate illuminated.

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