Law & Justice

Rahway Resident Among Arrested During Drug Bust; Guns Confiscated

Parris Russ of Rahway was arrested by Essex County Narcotics Task Force Credits: Essex County Prosecutor's Office
Darryl Dancy of Hillside was arrested during Essex County Narcotics Task force raid Credits: Essex County Prosecutor's Office
Credits: Essex County Prosecutor's Office

NEWARK, NJ - Rahway resident Parris Russ and Darryl Dancy of Hillside were apprehended on Tuesday when the Essex County Narcotics Task Force made arrests related to drug and weapons offenses, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino.

Russ, 34, was arrested at 79 Holly Place in Rahway, where three weapons - a Kel-Tec shotgun, an Anderson manufacturing AM 15 rife and a .45 caliber Glock - were confiscated. Laurino said that in addition to the guns, the task force found "30 bricks of heroin, 30 grams of unpacked heroin" and drug paraphernalia, which includes stamps, scales, strainers and cocaine residue and stamp pads. Cash in the amount of $1,220 was also found.

Dancy, 44, was taken into custody at 640 Chancellor Avenue in Irvington, where 10 guns were seized. The prosecutor's office said that 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."

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In addition, 216.4 grams of heroin and $22,150 in cash was discovered, said Laurino.

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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