Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announces the arrest of Marcel M. Moore, 25, of Newark for illegal possession of a loaded handgun and suspected CDS heroin on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
Police said at approximately 7:30 p.m., Special Enforcement Bureau detectives responded to the area of Schley Street and Chancellor Avenue on a call from a concerned citizen that several individuals were selling drugs and smoking marijuana there.
Detectives smelled a strong odor of marijuana in the area and observed Moore adjusting objects inside the gas cap door of a vehicle.
Upon further investigation, detectives seized six glassine envelopes of suspected CDS heroin inside the gas cap door of the vehicle. Moore attempted to flee on foot, but was arrested authorities said.
The Honorable Siobhan A. Teare, J.S.C., granted detectives a search warrant for the vehicle, which was found to contain a loaded 9 MM handgun.
Moore is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Resisting Arrest, Possession of CDS, Distribution of CDS, Distribution of CDS Within 1,000 ft. of a School and Distribution of CDS Within 500 ft. of a Public Park according to police.
Director Ambrose also reports the arrest of a 17-year old male from Newark for possession of a loaded gun and suspected CDS marijuana in a separate incident on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
In a another incident, police said at approximately 2:36 a.m., officers of the Special Enforcement Bureau were patrolling the area of Seymour Avenue and West Runyon Street and smelled a strong odor of marijuana emanating from a group of individuals congregated on a porch.
As police approached the group to investigate the odor, the juvenile dropped a bag containing a loaded .38 caliber handgun onto the porch.
Police also seized a second bag containing 40 clear vials of suspected CDS marijuana from the juvenile.
He was arrested without incident and charged with Possession of CDS, Distribution of CDS, Distribution of CDS on School Property, Distribution of CDS near a Public Park and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
These charges are merely accusations.
These suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.