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Man Caught with Loaded Gun, Drugs in Newark’s North Ward

By rlsmetro on

Police officials in Newark have announced the arrest of Mr. Juan Ortiz, 26, for possession of a loaded handgun and CDS Friday.

According to police, detectives conducting an anti-violence operation arrested Ortiz in the 400-block of Summer Avenue last night.

Police say Ortiz was in possession of a loaded .38 handgun and 11 Xanax pills.

Police charged Ortiz with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, CDS Distribution, CDS Possession, and other pending charges.

A second male -a juvenile- was also arrested and faces charges of Criminal Mischief and Resisting Arrest.

These charges are merely accusations.

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