Police Seize Handgun In Arrests Of Township, New Brunswick Men

A township man and New Brunswick resident were arrested July 7 on weapons and drugs charges.

Corey McDaniel, 33, and Cecil Kalawa, 38, of New Brunswick, were arrested at McDaniel’s home after township police and detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force executed searches.

A loaded Tanfoglio Giuseppe .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun, approximately one pound of marijuana, 29 bags of heroin, two tabs of LSD, and drug paraphernalia were seized during the search of McDanial’s home, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office.

Kalawa voluntarily gave detectives permission to search his car, which revealed a bag of marijuana, according to the release.

The marijuana seized from the residence has an estimated street value of $3,000 and the heroin has an estimated street value of $390, according to the release.

McDaniel was charged with 2nd Degree Possession of a Weapon While Committing a CDS Offense, 2nd Degree Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, 3rd Degree Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute, 3rd Degree Possession of LSD, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Disorderly Persons Offense. Defendant Kalawa was charged with Possession of Marijuana under 50 grams, a Disorderly Persons Offense, according to the release.

McDaniel remains lodged in the Somerset County Jail, Somerville, while Kalawa was released on his own recognizance and is to appear in Franklin Township Municipal Court on July 20.

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