Irvington NJ Man Allegedly Had Cocaine, Illegal Handgun in Car on Newark Street

Newark New Jersey Drug Crime LawyersNewark New Jersey police recently arrested an Irvington man who accused of possessing a large amount of cocaine while driving around in Newark. Additionally, the Irvington NJ man also allegedly had an illegal firearm in his motor vehicle.

Newark NJ police got an anonymous tip about illegal drug sales being made near the intersection of 18th Avenue and South 19th Street in Newark, NJ. When Newark detectives went to the area to investigate, they allegedly spotted the suspect selling drugs out of his car.

A search of the suspect’s vehicle reportedly led to the discovery of a large quantity of cocaine. Newark NJ detectives who searched the suspect’s car also allegedly found a handgun that was not registered.

The suspect is a 29-year-old resident of Irvington, New Jersey. He was arrested and charged with numerous drug crimes, including possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute on school property. Additionally, the suspect was also charged with illegal possession of a handgun and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose because of the firearm that police allegedly found in his car.

If the suspect is eventually convicted of distributing cocaine in Newark, he would face significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, a person caught distributing more than five ounces of cocaine can be charged with a first degree criminal offense. A conviction on first degree cocaine distribution charges could lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.

Moreover, the penalties could potentially be enhanced because the suspect is accused of trying to sell the cocaine in a school zone.

For additional information about this case, access the article, “Armed Man Arrested While Dealing Drugs in Newark, Cops Say.”

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