Police took two men into custody after a drug and weapons investigation in the city's West and South Wards.
In response to citizen complaints, police said on Sunday, November 26th, officers arrested Mr. Marod Wilcox, 23, of Newark, for possession of a weapon at Madison Avenue and South 14th Street.
Authorities said officers observed Wilcox riding a bicycle in violation of the law and during a stop to issue summonses; detectives saw that Wilcox had a 9mm handgun in a fanny pack.
Police arrested Wilcox and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon by Certain Person and three counts of contempt of court.
Authorities said one contempt of court violated the condition of his pre-trial release for a previous weapons possession charges in Union County.
Police also arrested Mr. Alterik Darby, 38, of Newark, after a motor vehicle stop in the 100 block of South 7th Street when detectives observed him with a loaded 9mm handgun in the car.
Police say they also found of 153 glassine envelopes of heroin, more than 102 bags of cocaine 4.2 grams of powdered cocaine, and 23 grams of Marijuana.
The investigation remains active.