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Linden Man Arrested for Possession of Gun, Drugs in Local Park


Police in Linden arrested resident Mr. Isaiah Joachim, 20, for weapons and drug distribution in a city park Monday.

According to police, at about 8:00 p.m., officers approached a group of men suspected of smoking marijuana in St. Mark’s Park.

As the Officers approached, Joachim allegedly reached into his waistband and discarded what was later determined to be a semi-automatic handgun and a quantity of suspected cocaine.

Joachim is charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a firearm while committing a CDS offense, and distribution of cocaine in a park zone, fourth-degree possession of a high capacity magazine, and other associated drug charges.

Additionally, Nanley Losier, 31, also of Linden, was arrested and is charged with third-degree possession of MDMA.

Joachim was remanded to the Union County Jail. Losier was charged on a summons and released pending an appearance in Superior Court.