Handgun/Heroin Arrest

On September 18th at 6:15pm, members of the Barnegat Police Narcotics Unit arrested Donovan Wainwright, 23, of Barnegat on drug and weapons charges.
Officers were in the area of Emerald Drive when they observed Wainwright walking in the street. One of the officers observed the hand grip of a handgun protruding from the front waistband of Wainwright’s pants. The officers took Wainwright into custody and recovered an unloaded .22 caliber revolver and several small packages of heroin (photo attached).
Wainwright was charged with 2nd degree unlawful possession of a firearm, 2nd degree unlawful possession of a weapon, 4th degree certain persons not to possess weapons, and 3rd degree possession of heroin. He was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of $50,000 bail.
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