Skip to main content

Newark Man Arrested for Possessing Weapon, Heroin in Trenton


Trenton Police arrested an Essex County man and then charged him with possessing a weapon in the city on Wednesday. 

According to Trenton officials, detectives were providing extra attention in the area of Brunswick Avenue when they observed Mr. Rashaon A Williams, 32, of Newark, reportedly with a bulge in his waistband. 

Trenton Police said a further investigation found him possessing a loaded handgun and then arrested.  

Police say the handgun was found to have a high-capacity magazine loaded with hollow point ammunition.  

A further search found Williams to have a distributable amount of CDS Heroin and CDS Crack-Cocaine.  

Police said when they conducted a criminal history check, it revealed Williams to be a certain person not to possess a Handgun/Ammunition and was found to have a prior conviction.  

This incident occurred within 1000 feet of a school, according to Trenton Police. 

Williams was charged with the following: 

-Unlawful Possession of a Handgun – NERA 

-Unlawful Possession Hollow Point Rounds 

-Unlawful Possession High Capacity Magazine 

-Certain Persons not to Possess Weapons 

-Certain Persons not to Possess Ammunition 

-Possession of a Handgun during CDS Crime 

-Possession of CDS Heroin 

-Possession of CDS Heroin w/Intent -Possession of CDS Crack-Cocaine 

-Possession of CDS Crack-Cocaine w/Intent 

-Possession of CDS w/Intent w/in 1000’ School 


Property Confiscated:

-Taurus .9mm semi-automatic handgun [High capacity magazine / hollow point ammunition] 

-60 decks CDS Heroin 

-3 grams CDS Crack-Cocaine 

-$122.00 U.S. Currency seized 

These charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.