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Police arrest man found with concealed gun in Newark neighborhood

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A Wilmington man was charged after police found him with a concealed weapon in a Newark neighborhood.

The incident happened around 3:15 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of South Twin Lakes Boulevard in the Greene at Twin Lakes neighborhood off Elkton Road, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.

Someone reported a suspicious vehicle, and responding officers smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle. They found a 9 mm handgun hidden in a bag on the back seat, Rubin said.

The driver, Brendon Poulson, 22, was in possession of marijuana, Rubin added.

Poulson was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana. He was released on $2,510 unsecured bail.

A passenger in the vehicle was not charged.

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