Newark police allegedly find assault weapon, drugs during search

NEWARK — A 23-year-old North Carolina man was arrested Saturday after he was seen carrying a handgun, police said.

Demitri Lewis, of Henderson, matched the description of a man seen carrying a weapon near Kent and Brenner streets, according to police. Lewis was arrested after he was found in possession of a loaded .357 caliber handgun.

A subsequent search Lewis’ rental car turned up two revolvers, a semi-automatic pistol and an AR-15 assault rifle, police said. Officers also found marijuana, Xanax, more than 100 rounds of hollow-point ammunition, a bulletproof vest and two high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Lewis faces several weapons and drug-related …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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