Newark man convicted of felony murder

Newark man convicted of felony murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced April 5 that an Essex County jury has convicted Shaheed Blamahsah, 31, of Newark, of felony murder for his role in the murder of Bruce Turner Jr., 29, also of Newark. The incident happened on Dec. 31, 2015, in the area of 13th Avenue […]

Newark man convicted of possession of heroin, firearm

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man previously convicted of four felonies in state court and a federal drug distribution crime was convicted by a federal jury on April 4 of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of a handgun while committing a drug crime and being a convicted felon in possession of a […]

Grape Street Crips member convicted of murder of bystander

NEWARK, NJ — A member of the Grape Street Crips gang was found guilty April 4 by a federal jury of racketeering conspiracy, murder in aid of racketeering, conspiracy to distribute heroin, and other drug crimes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Khalil Stafford, aka “Stod” and “Homicide,” 34, of Newark, was convicted following a three-week […]

Law enforcement seizes half a million dollars in drugs and guns

Law enforcement seizes half a million dollars in drugs and guns

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced March 14 that detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, whose members include detectives from the Newark Police Department, Rutgers Police Department and the Newark Police Department’s Emergency Response Team, executed three search […]

Newark gang member sentenced to 19 years in prison

NEWARK, NJ — A member of the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips was sentenced on March 4 in Newark federal court to 19 years in federal prison for his participation in a racketeering conspiracy that involved using other gang members to intimidate a witness during a state criminal trial, as well as […]

Law enforcement arrests five on weapons, narcotics charges

EAST ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — In two separate arrests, a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and officers from the Newark and Bloomfield police departments took five suspects into custody on weapons and narcotics charges, according to a Feb. 26 release from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sheriff […]

Man admits to trafficking fentanyl into country

NEWARK, NJ — On Feb. 14, a Mexican man admitted his role in conspiring to traffic approximately 300 grams of fentanyl into New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Angel Santo Jerez Matos, 60, aka “El Colonel,” pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to an information charging him with […]

Executed search warrants in Newark yield drugs, guns

Executed search warrants in Newark yield drugs, guns

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 14 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department and Rutgers Police Department, along with members of Newark Police Department’s Emergency Response Team, executed search […]

SHU professor publishes research showing link between teen binge drinking and opioid abuse

SHU professor publishes research showing link between teen binge drinking and opioid abuse

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Research bridging the fields of immunology, pharmacology and neuroscience by professor Sulie L. Chang, director of the Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology at Seton Hall University, shows that binge drinking among teens could lead to an increased “sensitivity” to opioids. This increased sensitivity can lead to a greater sense of euphoria or […]