Authorities announced the arrest of 23-year-old Marcus Morgan, of Newark, for possession of a loaded Mac 10 machine gun with an extended magazine.
Officials said that following citizen complaints of drug activity, detectives responded to the area of Kent Street and Brenner Avenue at approximately 3 p.m.
Upon arrival, detectives came upon Morgan, who was found in possession of a weapon. Despite his attempts to flee, he was apprehended a short while later.
According to authorities, detectives seized a loaded Mac 10 machine gun with an extended magazine from Morgan as well as a small amount of marijuana.
Police arrested Morgan and charged him with the unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, obstruction and resisting arrest. Charges may be upgraded upon completion of this investigation.
These charges are merely accusations. The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Anyone with information about any crime in the City to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.