RAHWAY – Police arrested an accused drug dealer on Friday morning, wrapping up a two-month long investigation by the Rahway Police Department Special Investigations Unit, authorities said.
The Special Response Team executed a “no-knock” search warrant at the Lennox Place residence of Tevin Richards at 6:03 a.m. on Jan. 22, according to police. Officers arrested Richards, 19, and seized over 70 grams of high-grade marijuana with a street value of $1,600, a 9 mm handgun and over $2,500 in cash, police said.
Richards was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a handgun, and various related offenses, according to police. He was transported to Union County Jail in Elizabeth and was being held in lieu of $200,000 bail, authorities said.
Forensic testing was being conducted to determine if the recovered weapon had been used in any prior crimes, authorities said. Police said that the investigation into Richards’ alleged criminal activity and possible gang affiliation is continuing.
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