Suspects Arrested; .50 Caliber Military Rifle & Heroin Seized

Newark – A city man was arraigned today on weapons and drug charges following his arrest yesterday afternoon by Essex County Sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Fugitive Squad attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Lorenzo Boykins, age 42 of Newark, at the first floor apartment at 603 15th Avenue on Tuesday . Boykins was wanted on unlawful entry charges.

When the sheriff’s officers arrived at the scene they were met by Boykins's roommate, Ulysses Williams, age 59 of Newark, who advised the detectives that Boykins was not on the premises.

Sheriff Fontoura said that during a search of the apartment, his detectives discovered and seized a .50 caliber, Connecticut Valley/Wolf rifle from William's closet.

Also seized from in a metal safe that was bolted to Williams’s bedroom floor were 145 envelopes of heroin, stamped "FUJI POWER" in black ink, $1879.00 cash and a small amount of marijuana.

During a further search of the apartment, the sheriff’s detectives discovered Lamar Boykins in a rear bedroom. Upon noticing the detectives, Boykins ran and jumped from a first floor window. After a brief foot chase, Boykis was tackled to the ground and placed under arrest.

Williams was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of 15th Avenue School, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS crime and the unlawful possession of a weapon.

Boykins was charged with resisting arrest and was lodged at the county jail where he awaits a later court appearance.

At today’s arraignment, Judge Marilyn Williams ordered Williams held at the county jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.