Police Recover Four Handguns, Eight Decks of Heroin in Anti-Violence Operation

Police in Newark are reporting the arrests of Khabir Shepard, 20, and Anniyah Fields, 19, both of Newark, in separate incidents of weapon possession yesterday.

Police say Shepard was arrested in the 100-block of Alexander Street for possession of a loaded .40 caliber handgun.

Officers charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. AL

Police saynFields was arrested in the 500-block of South 17th Street for possession of a loaded 9MM handgun. She faces charges of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

Detectives also recovered a .38 caliber special handgun at a residential building in the 100-block of Mount Prospect Avenue and eight decks of heroin at Broadway Townhouses.

According to police both the handgun and heroin are reported as found property.

Further, an ongoing investigation is being conducted after detectives recovered a loaded 9MM handgun from a stairwell at Reservoir Village police said.

These charges are merely accusations. Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.