East Orange Man Arrested for Possessing Loaded Gun, Drugs in Newark

Police officials in Newark announced the arrest of Mr. Tajiddin A. Rainey, 37, of East Orange, for weapon and CDS possession yesterday.

Police say shortly before 11:45 a.m., officers responded to a call of men selling drugs in a residential building in the 100-block of Prince Street.

According to police responding officers observed three men in the building with one of the men running upon becoming aware of police presence.

Police say the suspect fled on foot, heading north towards Court Street.

Officers eventually caught up with Rainey, on Court Street where they found in possession of a loaded .40 caliber handgun, 307 decks of heroin, 24 vials of cocaine, a switchblade and $849.00 in suspected proceeds from narcotics sales.

Police charged Rainey with two counts each of CDS Possession, CDS Distribution, CDS Distribution Within 1,000-ft. of a School and CDS Distribution Within 500-ft. of a Public Housing Complex.

Police say he also faces charges of two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of Prohibited Ammunition (hollow point), Possession of a Firearm While Committing a CDS Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest and Certain Persons Prohibited from Weapon Possession.