|Alleged Gang Member Arrested & Arraigned on Multiple Gun and Drug Charges|
Newark – A reputed Bloods street gang member was arraigned this morning on multiple weapons and drug charges following his arrest on Monday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that as part of an on-going investigation detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant for the first floor apartment at 289 21st Street in Irvington on Monday afternoon.
Sheriff Fontoura said that the subject of the investigation, Darryl Trent, age 24, was detained while the search of the premises was conducted.
From under the mattress in Trent’s bedroom the BON detectives recovered and seized a loaded Springfield Arms .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, a loaded Taurus .357 magnum revolver, a loaded Metal .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun and plastic Ziploc bags containing 30 decks (envelopes) of ‘crack’ cocaine and 68 grams of marijuana.
Also seized from the bedroom were a latex glove containing five additional .45 caliber rounds and drug processing and packaging paraphernalia.
Trent was charged with three counts of possession of a handgun, two counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of University Middle School. The suspect was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
At today’s arraignment, Judge Marilyn Williams ordered Trent held at the county jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.