Newark Police Arrest Man With Shotgun And Weed On Main Street


Newark – On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Newark Police Department (NPD) arrested Manuel A. Lemus 19, of Lincoln University, PA, following a traffic stop for a seatbelt violation, according to NPD Spokesman. Nelson said at 6:31 p.m. an officer observed Lemus driving northbound on S. Main Street without a seatbelt.

The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, a 2016 Nissan Versa, and detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to Nelson.  The officer conducted a search of the vehicle and located suspected powder cocaine, LSD, marijuana, and a sawed off shotgun with an obliterated serial number concealed under some items on the rear floorboard, said Nelson.

Lemus was arrested and later video arraigned in front of Justice of the Peace Court 11.  He was released on $8,000 unsecured bond.

He was charged with the following charges:

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon a Firearm
Possession of a Weapon with a Removed, Obliterated or Altered Serial Number
Possessing a Destructive Weapon
Possess/Consume a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance (2 Counts)
Possess/Consume Marijuana Personal Use Quantity
Driver Must Wear Properly Adjusted and Fastened Seatbelt


Image Credits: Newark Police

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