Newark Police Special Enforcement Bureau arrested Mr. Daysean L. Roberts, 24, and Mr. Stephan A. Young, 18, both of Newark, for possession of a handgun last night.
Please said at approximately 11:20 p.m., detectives patrolling the 700-block of South 20th Street observed a drug transaction between a suspect and two purchasers.
Upon becoming aware of police presence, the group dispersed with the suspect dumping the contents of a sandwich bag onto the ground.
Police retrieved the substance, marijuana, and arrested the suspect, Daysean L. Roberts, without incident.
Detectives also smelled a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle where the transaction occurred.
Stephan A. Young was sitting in the car, which also contained a handgun when they arrested him also.
Police said Roberts, the vehicle’s driver, is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of CDS.
Police charged Young with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
These charges are merely accusations.
Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.