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Man Allegedly Pointed Gun at Juvenile in Newark’s South Ward; Drugs Found at Residence

By rlsmetro on

Police in Newark reports the arrest of Mr. Bari R. Sharif, 47, and Mr. Richard Heard, 62, both of Newark, along with Ms. Latoni Grandison, 56, of Fountain, Colorado, and Ms. Jamillia Adams, 44, of Bethlehem, PA, following the execution of a search warrant last night.

According to police, at approximately 9:30 p.m., police responded to the 100 block of Grumman Avenue on a call of a man who had pointed a handgun at a male juvenile and threatened to kill him following a quarrel.

Police say the suspect, Sharif, fled into a basement apartment, where responding officers located him along with Heard, Grandison and Adams.

Inside the residence, Police observed 31 glassine envelopes of suspected CDS heroin, 13 plastic sandwich bags containing CDS marijuana and two green cylinders containing CDS marijuana according to police.

After obtaining and executing a search warrant for the weapon, police located a black firearm along with a toy gun, a black weighing scale, and plastic sandwich bags. Police say the four suspects were immediately arrested.

Sharif faces charges of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, terroristic threats and CDS distribution. Suspects Heard, Grandison and Adams are each charged with marijuana possession, CDS (heroin) possession, and two counts each of CDS distribution.

These charges are merely accusations.

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