A dozen arrested following narcotics investigation

A dozen arrested following narcotics investigation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced May 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, along with local, state and federal agencies, executed seven search warrants during the week of May 13 in Newark, East Orange and Irvington and recovered […]

$7,000 in drugs, proceeds seized

NEWARK, NJ — More than $7,000 in narcotics and cash from alleged drug sales was seized during the arrests of three suspects on May 8 by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a surveillance operation at South 12th Street and Gould Avenue in Newark […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, April 16, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Community Health joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug […]

Drop off unused drugs to the SOPD

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Police Department is participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Program on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the department, 201 South Orange Ave. The program aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, […]

The tragic reality of opioids in NJ

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — NCJW/Essex is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn, “Opioids in New Jersey, a Tragic Reality,” featuring Jay Lassiter, writer, political consultant, and social justice advocate, and the host/author of the podcast “Heroin Uncut.” The program will take place on Thursday, April 19, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in […]