NEWARK, NJ - Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the arrest of Idireyah Washington, 24, and Samid Strothers, 19, both of Newark, Iyannah Henderson, 23, of East Orange, and Carisma A. Sorey, 24, of Edison, for weapon possession.

At approximately 11:25 p.m., Friday, members of Newark Police Division’s Special Enforcement Bureau observed a woman drop a handgun while exiting a white 2017 Nissan Altima at the Exxon Station located at 1 Elizabeth Avenue. The vehicle was occupied by Washington, Strothers, Henderson and Sorey.  

Police secured the loaded .40 caliber firearm and the four suspects were taken into custody without further incident. Each suspect is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. They all face the additional charges of receiving stolen property after it was determined that the gun was reported stolen in Hope Mills, North Carolina. 

These charges are merely accusations. Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.