Newark New Jersey police recently arrested two men for illegal gun possession and possession of drugs in unrelated incidents.
According to authorities, patrol officers with the Newark Police Special Conditions Unit saw a group of people react suspiciously and split up shortly after the officers walked past them on Hawthorne Avenue in Newark, NJ.
Police reportedly observed the 20-year-old suspect, who was among the individuals in the group, concealing a black handgun as he walked off.
When police later stopped the suspect in a driveway, he did not have possession of the weapon. However, police subsequently found the gun, a loaded .38-caliber revolver, hidden inside a stereo speaker sitting in the driveway.
After finding the gun, police arrested the suspect and charged him with unlawful possession of a weapon.
Police continued to investigate and later learned that the handgun was reported stolen out of Detroit, Michigan.
Within an hour of making the gun-related arrest, Newark NJ police arrested another suspect for allegedly selling marijuana and cocaine out of a house located on the 100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Newark, NJ.
Narcotics detectives with the Newark Police Department got an anonymous tip about the suspect possibly selling drugs out of his home. Police then set up surveillance outside the residence and allegedly saw the suspect suspiciously peer out of a window.
When the suspect left the house and began to walk on 7th Avenue, police detained him.
While the suspect was in custody, detectives knocked on the door to the residence and looked through a window. Police entered the house after they allegedly saw the barrel of a gun sticking out of a couch inside the home.
A search of the residence allegedly turned up a.22-caliber Beretta, which was reportedly hidden underneath a couch cushion. Police also reportedly discovered 66 baggies of marijuana, six baggies of cocaine, 66 oxycodone pills, and various drug paraphernalia.
For further information about this case, view NJ.com article entitled “Man Was Selling Drugs and Guns from Newark Home, Police Say.”