On 06/26/16, Connecticut State Police Traffic Unit made an arrest of Carlos Echevarria, of Hollywood, FL, who is a truck driver for Jalliam Transportation. Echevarria came into the Greenwich weigh scale and was stopped for a routine credential check, when Echevarria said he was in possession of a handgun within his commercial motor vehicle.
Echevarria provided the location within the truck, which was a loaded .40 caliber handgun. The handgun was in an unlocked compartment behind the driver's seat. Echevarria did not hold a valid Connecticut weapons permit.
Additionally, Echevarria had a high capacity magazine, capable of holding 12 rounds and had a prior felony conviction.
Echevarria was taken to Troop G for processing, where his bond was set at $25,000, He was not able to post bond and is scheduled to appear in Stamford Superior Court on 06/30/2016.