A boy was arrested in alleged possession of a handgun on Summer Street, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.
Officers observed a drug sale between the boy, 13, and Adam Sanchez, 27, of East Rutherford, on Summer and Van Houten street, authorities said on Thursday.
Sanchez, who was in a Volkwagon vehicle, was ordered out. His vehicle was searched and yielded vials of heroin, crack cocaine, and syringes.
The boy told officers he was in possession of a weapon. Officers seized a Ruger P65DC 9mm Handgun loaded with 8 rounds of ball point ammunition with one in the chamber.
The weapon was stolen out of Coaldale, Penn.
Authorities said the boy was charged with gun possession and receiving stolen property while Sanchez was charged with two counts of gun possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.