NJ Transit police saving lives from opioids

NJ Transit police saving lives from opioids

NEWARK, NJ — On the front lines in the battle against opioids, NJ Transit Police Department has surpassed 100 life-saving rescues this year through the use of naloxone, more commonly known by its brand name Narcan. Naloxone is a nasal spray used for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose. All NJ […]

District court enters permanent injunction against 2 Tri-State drug companies

District court enters permanent injunction against 2 Tri-State drug companies

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 31, a federal court in New Jersey entered an order of permanent injunction prohibiting two companies in the Bronx and Trenton and their executives from distributing unapproved and misbranded drugs, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito and acting Assistant Attorney Gen. Chad A. Readler of the Justice Department’s Civil Division announced. The […]

Orange homicide being investigated

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal shooting. On Sunday, Aug. 26, at approximately 10:35 a.m., the body of Michael S. Boyd, 46, of Orange was discovered in a vacant lot in the 100 block of Matthews Street in Orange, suffering […]

Man pleads guilty for concealing cocaine in neck pillows at Newark Airport

Man pleads guilty for concealing cocaine in neck pillows at Newark Airport

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 22, a man from the Dominican Republic admitted his role in a conspiracy to distribute three kilograms of cocaine by bringing the drugs into the United States concealed in airplane neck pillows, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Rafael Francisco Bautista Perdomo, 21, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. […]

16 charged in 2nd takedown of Newark drug-trafficking organization

16 charged in 2nd takedown of Newark drug-trafficking organization

NEWARK, NJ — Sixteen people were charged Aug. 21 in connection with their alleged roles in a drug-trafficking organization that distributed heroin and crack cocaine in Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. To date, 27 individuals have been charged in connection to this alleged organization. Anthony Brinson, 27; Kayron Caldwell, 26; Calvin Cheek, 47; Murad […]

MPD arrest man for Golf Island area burglaries

MPD arrest man for Golf Island area burglaries

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Police Department has arrested a Trenton man for a number of overnight burglaries that occurred over the past weeks in the Golf Island area of town near Maplewood Middle School. At one of the burglaries, at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Aug. 11, the homeowner confronted the suspect in his dining room. […]

Nine charged in $100,000 drug sweep

Nine charged in $100,000 drug sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Aug. 13 that nine people were charged and more than $100,000 in cash and drugs were seized after warrants were executed in East Orange, Newark and Irvington. A total of $114,497 was seized. Approximately 33 grams of cocaine with an approximate street value of […]

Former Newark police officer convicted of weapons charges

Former Newark police officer convicted of weapons charges

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Aug. 13 that an Essex County jury has convicted former Newark Police Officer Eddie Gonzalez, 39, of Newark, of illegally possession two weapons, following a trial before Superior Court Judge Nancy Sivilli. On March 12, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Domestic Violence Unit, the […]