Police in Newark announced that they have arrested Najee T. Atkins, 25, of Newark, for possession of a loaded handgun and CDS on Friday, October 21, 2016.
According long to police, at approximately 10 p.m., detectives patrolling the area of Ludlow and Virginia streets attempted a motor vehicle stop of an automobile with an obscured license plate and dark tinted windows.
Police said Atkins, the front-seat passenger, exited the vehicle, tossed a bag and fled on foot.
Detectives determined that the tossed bag contained 250 glassine envelopes of suspected CDS heroin, 41 small zip lock bags of suspected CDS crack cocaine and approximately 32 grams of suspected CDS cocaine.
After apprehending Atkins, detectives observed a handgun on his person.
The loaded gun was secured by detectives and Atkins was arrested according to police.
He was also found to be in possession of an additional 46 glassine envelopes of suspected CDS heroin and $316.00 cash.
Atkins is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon During a CDS Offense, Certain Persons Prohibited from Weapon Possession, Possession of CDS (heroin and crack cocaine), Possession of CDS with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS with the Intent to Distribute within 1,000 feet of a School, Possession of CDS with the Intent to Distribute within 500 feet of a Public Housing Complex and Resisting Arrest.
These charges are merely accusations.
The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.