Police in Newark are reporting the arrest of two suspects wanted for weapons and drug possession in the city.
Police said on Saturday, Mr. Darrell Cheeks, 22, of Newark, was arrested after he was observed with a firearm in the area of Hayes Street and 15th Avenue.
According to police, during the arrest, police recovered a loaded 9MM handgun.
Police say Cheeks was also found in possession of 39 glassine envelopes containing suspected CDS heroin and $5,197.00 of alleged proceeds from drug sales.
He faces unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a firearm for an illegal purpose, CDS distribution within 1,000 ft. of a school, CDS distribution within 500 ft. of a housing complex and certain persons prohibited from weapon possession.
According to police, Friday, Mr. Malcolm T. Jones-Carter, 26, of East Orange, was arrested after he was observed with a firearm in the 200 block of Fairmount Avenue.
Officials say Newark Police recovered a loaded .40 caliber handgun during the arrest. Jones-Carter faces unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon (large-capacity magazine), resisting arrest, obstruction of the administration of the law and certain persons prohibited from weapons possession.
Police said they recovered a second handgun in the same area of Jones-Carter’s arrest and sought a suspect in connection with that weapon.
These charges are merely accusations.
Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.