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Assault Weapon Recovered in Drug Arrest of Three Men in Newark


Police in Newark reports the arrest of Mr. Quadir Whitehead, 27, Mr. Damon Dunston, 19, and Mr. Najee Gregory, 22, all from Newark, for CDS cocaine and heroin distribution and weapons possession, including an assault rifle, Saturday.

Police said in a statement, the three suspects were arrested in the area of Harding Terrace and Bergen Street.

Whitehead, Dunston, and Gregory each face charges of possession of CDS cocaine, CDS cocaine distribution and CDS cocaine distribution within 1,000 ft. of a school.

According to police, each suspect is also charged with possession of CDS heroin, CDS heroin distribution and CDS heroin distribution within 1,000 ft. of a school.

Whitehead and Gregory face additional charges of burglary, conspiracy, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, possession of a gun (machine gun and handgun), possession of prohibited weapons (hollow points) and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose.

These charges are merely accusations. Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.