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Man Occupying Vehicle Arrested for Possession of Drugs, Loaded Weapon

By editor on
Newark

The arrest of a man who was in possession of a loaded handgun and CDS distribution last night has police investigating.

Police said approximately 10:50 p.m., William H. Durrette, 25, was arrested by members of the Special Enforcement Bureau .

Police were patrolling the area of Mapes Avenue and Osborne Terrace when they observed a double parked vehicle.

When detectives approached, they noticed a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle authorities said.

When detectives inquired about the marijuana odor, Durrette handed them a large baggie containing over 50 grams of suspected CDS marijuana.

While Durrette was retrieving his vehicle’s documents from the glove compartment, S.E.B. detectives observed a handgun inside. He also had 10 Oxycodone pills and $436.00 in cash on his person. Durrette was arrested without incident.

Detectives subsequently obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and seized a loaded semi-automatic handgun and additional marijuana and Oxycodone pills.

Durrette is charged with Possession of CDS (marijuana and Oxycodone), Possession of CDS with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS with the Intent to Distribute within 1,000-ft. of a School and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

These charges are merely accusations.

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