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Newark Police Arrest Armed East Orange Woman

By kcora on
Newark East Orange

Police in Newark arrested a 23-year-old East Orange woman found in possession of several weapons.

According to police, officers arrested Ms. Stephanie J. Odige, 23, of East Orange for two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, CDS Possession, CDS Distribution and CDS Distribution Within 1,000-feet of a School.

Ms. Odige was arrested after police received a Crime Stoppers tip that there was a person with a gun inside a vehicle on the 400 block of South 6th Street.

Arriving officers observed the loaded .380 caliber handgun inside the vehicle which led to Odige's arrest.

After obtaining a search warrant for the vehicle, officers recovered a second handgun, a loaded .40 caliber Glock, along with 18 glassine envelopes of heroin.

These are mere allegations. Ms. Olige is consider innocent until proven guilty in a court of law .