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Two Arrested for Possessing Weapon in Newark

By rlsmetro on
Newark

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.