LINDEN, NJ – Newark residents Walir Reynolds, 30, and Janiyyah Jones, 25, have been arrested and are facing weapons charges after Police recovered a handgun during a motor vehicle stop.
Police allege that they observed the vehicle speeding along Route 1 just before 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Officers stopped the vehicle, and a subsequent investigation led to the recovery of a handgun from inside the vehicle.
Reynolds and Jones are charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
“This is the twelfth illegal gun we have seized this year,” said Police Chief David Hart. “We will continue to pro-actively work to take these guns off our streets.”
Reynolds and Jones were both remanded to the Union County Jail pending an appearance in Superior Court.