Police arrested a Pennsylvania man who allegedly sold illegal drugs and unlawfully possessed a loaded handgun on a street in Newark, NJ. Law enforcement later learned that the suspect was already wanted in connection with a homicide in Pennsylvania.
According to officials, the suspect was seen walking on the 200 block of South 11th Street in Newark NJ and later selling drugs outside a house.
The Newark Police Department got a tip about the suspect selling narcotics and immediately sent cops to the scene. A Newark NJ police officer then reportedly saw the suspect standing on a front porch and questioned him.
When Newark police searched the suspect, they allegedly found him carrying a .38-caliber handgun loaded with hollow point ammunition. Additionally, the suspect was allegedly found to be in possession of 24 bags of heroin and 25 vials of cocaine.
The suspect, a 23-year-old male from Pennsylvania, has been charged with multiple crimes, including possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and illegal possession of a handgun.
The suspect also faces criminal charges for murder in Pennsylvania. While Newark police were processing the suspect, they discovered that he had a warrant out for his arrest in Wyomissing, PA.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Newark Cops Say PA Homicide Suspect Arrested with Gun.”