Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force arrested Darryl Dancy, 44, of Hillside and Parris Russ, 34, of Rahway yesterday and charged them with numerous drug and weapons offenses.
Authorities arrested Dancy on the 600 block of Chancellor Avenue in Irvington.
Police say ten guns were seized when a search warrant was executed at that location. The weapons included: two Kel-Tecs, three Smith and Wesson, a Super Shot revolver, a 9mm Beretta, one Mossberg sawed off 12 gauge shotgun and two unassembled rifles. Live hollow point rounds and live balled rounds were also recovered.
In addition, 216.4 grams of heroin and $22,150 in cash was discovered.
The Essex County Prosecutors Office Narcotics Task Force also executed a secondary search warrant at 79 Holly Place, Rahway, where Russ was arrested. Three weapons were recovered at the Rahway location – a Kel-Tec shotgun, an Anderson manufacturing AM 15 rifle and a .45 caliber Glock.
According to officials, in addition to the weapons, 30 bricks of heroin, 30 grams of unpacked heroin and drug paraphernalia were discovered. The drug paraphernalia included stamps, scales, strainers with cocaine residue and stamp pads. Cash in the amount of $1,220 was also found.
These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.