Newark Police announced the arrest of Mr. Darnell D. Graves, 26, of Newark, for handgun and CDS possession on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.
Police said at approximately 1:27 p.m., members of the Newark Police Division’s Border Patrol Unit observed a gold 2004 Honda Accord traveling along the Newark/Bloomfield border, traveling erratically and at a high rate of speed on Bloomfield Avenue near the 500-block of North 7th Street.
Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop and smelled a strong odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle according to police.
Graves, a passenger, exited the vehicle and ran, but was apprehended by police and found in possession of a loaded .45 caliber handgun, marijuana and 200 empty vials commonly used to package crack cocaine.
Police arrested and charged Graves with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (large capacity magazine), Marijuana Possession, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Drug Paraphanelia.
According to police Ms. Elisse Motley, 18, was also arrested for Possession of Marijuana.
The driver of the the vehicle was issued motor vehicle summonses and released.
These charges are merely accusations.
Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.