Police in Newark took a 23-year-old man into custody and charged him possessing a loaded firearm and CDS distribution yesterday (Wednesday).
According to authorities, at approximately 2:21 p.m., officers patrolling the area of South 10th Street and Clinton Avenue were in an unmarked police vehicle when Amir Harris passed the vehicle emanating a strong marijuana odor.
When officers approached, Harris ran then tossed a fanny pack bag he was wearing to the ground authorities said.
The bag contained a loaded .25 caliber handgun and 28 plastic sandwich bags of marijuana.
Authorities said Harris was arrested after a brief foot pursuit.
Police charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, CDS Possession, CDS Distribution, CDS Distribution Within 1000-ft. of a School and Resisting Arrest.
The are mere allegations lodged against Harris.
He is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.