Search warrants led to stash of guns in Hillside and Rahway

Darryl Dancy, 44, of Hillside and Parris Russ, 34, of Rahway were charged with numerous drug and weapons offenses at the Essex County courthouse on June 20.

They were arrested as a result of a joint investigation between the Essex County Prosecutors Office Narcotics Task Force, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York City Police Department and the New York State Police.

A search warrant was executed at 640 Chancellor Avenue in Irvington, where agents and investigators seized 10 guns and arrested Darcy.

The weapons included: two Kel-Tecs, three Smith and Wesson, a Super Shot revolver, a 9mm Beretta, one Mossberg sawed off 12 gauge shotgun and two unassembled rifles.

Live hollow point rounds and live balled rounds were also recovered. In addition, 216.4 grams of heroin and $22,150 in cash was discovered.

Agents and investigators also executed a secondary search warrant at 79 Holly Place, Rahway, where Russ was arrested and three weapons were recovered – a Kel-Tec shotgun, an Anderson manufacturing AM 15 rifle and a .45 caliber Glock. Cash in the amount of $1,220 was also found.

In addition to the weapons, 30 bricks of heroin, 30 grams of unpacked heroin and drug paraphernalia were discovered. The drug paraphernalia included stamps, scales, and strainers with cocaine residue and stamp pads.

These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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