Newark New Jersey police recently arrested an East Orange NJ man accused of possessing crack cocaine, heroin, and a loaded handgun on a city street.
The suspect, a 44-year-old East Orange resident, was reportedly seen dealing drugs outside a building near the intersection of North Munn Avenue and Tremont Avenue in Newark, NJ. Detectives with the Newark Police Division Special Enforcement Bureau went to the area after getting a number of complaints about the suspect’s alleged activity.
Newark NJ detectives allegedly saw the suspect walking near the building and removing drugs from a fanny pack. When police officers searched the suspect’s fanny pack, they allegedly discovered a .25-caliber handgun, 84 vials of crack cocaine, 190 glassine envelopes filled with heroin, and just under $2,800 in cash.
The suspect was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a handgun, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) near a school zone, and possession of a CDS near a public housing complex.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious charged of illegally carrying an unregistered handgun, he could wind up spending several years behind bars.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Drugs, Loaded Gun Found in Man’s Fanny Pack, Newark Cops Say.”