Salisbury man arrested for possession of stolen weapon

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SALISBURY, Md. — An illegal narcotics investigation led to multiple firearms charges against a Salisbury man over the weekend.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the 600 block of Light Street after receiving a report of individuals using illegal narcotics and causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers detected the presence of a controlled hazardous substance emanating from a parked vehicle traveling through the area. Officers contacted the two occupants of the vehicle and conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and occupants.

During the search of the passenger, identified as 27-year-old Zharrick Niece, officers located and recovered a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun. It was learned that Niece was prohibited from owning a regulated firearm due to a previous felony conviction.

A records check of the firearm in Niece’s possession revealed that it had been reported stolen by Delaware State Police. Officers and detectives continue to investigate how Niece came into possession of the gun.

The niece was charged with unlawful possession of a restricted firearm, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, possession of a stolen firearm, a handgun on a person and a handgun in a vehicle.

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