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Linden Man Charged with Distributing Drugs, Possession of Gun in Newark


Newark Police announced the arrest of Mr. Quasean D. Nixon, 30, of Linden, in connection with narcotics distribution in an incident that occurred on June 11, 2022.

Police said at approximately 3:40 p.m., police patrolling the area of Astor Street near Sherman Avenue observed a male suspect conduct a hand-to-hand narcotics transaction before re-entering a parked vehicle.

Police said Nixon was found in possession of 13 vials of CDS crack cocaine and $860.00 of suspected proceeds from narcotics sales.

He was arrested without incident and charged with CDS distribution, CDS possession, CDS distribution within 1,000 ft. of a school, and CDS distribution within 500 ft. of a housing complex. 

According to police, while obtaining a search warrant for the vehicle, a handgun loaded with ballpoint ammunition was recovered and detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest on June 13, 2022.

On July 26, 2022, Nixon surrendered to members of the Newark Police Fugitive Apprehension.

He is further charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a firearm while committing CDS offenses, possession of a defaced firearm, and possession of a prohibited weapon (large capacity magazine and ballpoint ammunition).

These charges are merely accusations.

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