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Newark Anti-Violence Task Force Arrests Several for Alleged Weapons, Drugs Possession, Open Bench Warrants

By rlsmetro on

Police officials in Newark announced the arrests of Mr. Dion Richardson, 29, Mr. Dominique Richardson, 29, Mr. Kevin Brown, 39, Mr. Rafael Flores, 46 and Mr. Alden Leanier, 30, as part of the Division’s ongoing anti-violence operations.

According to police, at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Newark Police Division detectives in the area of Whitney Street and Dassing Avenue arrested Dion Richardson after they found him in possession of a loaded 9-millimeter handgun.

Police charged Richardson with the unlawful possession of that handgun. Police say they also arrested Dominique Richardson who had an open bench warrant.

Yesterday afternoon, at approximately 1:00 p.m. police say in the 100 block of Lincoln Park, detectives observed what appeared to be a drug transaction.

According to police, upon further investigation, they arrested Brown who had 31 jugs of cocaine and two bags of marijuana in his possession.

Officers charged Brown with two counts each of possession of CDS and distribution of CDS. Police say they charged Flores with possession of CDS cocaine.

According to police, approximately one hour later, detectives, while working in the 100 block of 3rd Avenue, arrested Leanier for an open bench warrant.

**IMAGES:** Richardson and Flores

These charges are merely accusations. Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.