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Irvington Man Arrested for Possessing Weapon in Newark

By rlsmetro on

A man found possessing a weapon and a large amount of drugs in Newark has been taken into custody.

Police have arrested Blaine Holley, 34, of Irvington, for distributing CDS and possession of a loaded handgun on the first day of the new year.

According to authorities, at approximately 1:30 p.m., in the 300-block of South 10 Street, members of the Special Enforcement Bureau (S.E.B.) observed two male suspects inside a vehicle, one of whom was drinking in public. When Holley, a passenger in the vehicle, became aware of police presence, he tossed a bag into the back seat and attempted to flee.

Detectives apprehended Holley and observed 251 bags of suspected CDS heroin in the passenger-side floorboard and spilling out of the bag tossed into the back seat.

Officers also seized 15.5 grams of suspected CDS cocaine from the bag authorities said.

Detectives also observed a loaded .380 caliber handgun wedged into a space near the center console.

They seized the weapon, which was determined to be stolen out of Pennsylvania in the year 2013.

Holley was arrested without incident.

He is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Certain Persons Prohibited from Weapon Possession, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of CDS, Distribution of CDS, Distribution of CDS Within 1,000-ft of a school, Distribution of CDS within 500-ft of a public housing complex and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

This is merely an accusation.

The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.