Newark man arrested on heroin charges

By Gianna Banner 4:21pm, January 19, 2013 - Updated 4:27pm, January 19, 2013
A Newark man is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.

State Police say an investigation involving heroin sales led them to arrest Gerardo Hernandez of the 2400 block of Olden Avenue on Friday morning.

Police found 4,048 bags of heroin, $5,090 in cash, a .40 caliber Ruger handgun, and a loaded large-capacity rifle magazine in the 19-year-old's bedroom.

Hernandez is being held at Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on $50,000 cash bail.

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