A 41-year-old man was taken into custody today by Essex County sheriff’s detectives at his North Ward residence on multiple weapons and drug charges.
According to authorities, officers from the Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant at a second-floor apartment on the 200 block of Summer Avenue shortly after 11:30 Tuesday morning that resulted in the arrest of Mr. Stanley Jefferson.
Officials say as a result of the raid, detectives confiscated a fully loaded, .45 caliber Ruger semi-automatic handgun and 24 grams of “crack’ cocaine, with a street value of approximately $1,200.
Police subsequently charged Jefferson with the unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a weapon without a permit, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of Roberto Clemente School.
Police say, in addition, Jefferson had three open warrants issued by the Newark municipal court.
According to authorities, the suspect was lodged at the county jail where he awaits a bail hearing on today’s charges.