Drugged driving on the rise in New Jersey

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Drugged driving in fatal New Jersey crashes has increased significantly over the last decade, according to a new analysis by AAA Northeast. Cannabinoids and narcotics were the categories of drugs most commonly detected in fatally injured drivers. For its analysis, AAA examined the last available decade’s fatality analysis reporting system data […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host opioid community meeting

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host opioid community meeting

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, along with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and health care professionals, will host a community meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15, to discuss the effects of the opioid crisis in this area. The meeting, which will be held at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave. […]

Abbott discusses West Orange’s Operation HOPE program

Abbott discusses West Orange’s Operation HOPE program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Police Chief James Abbott recently spoke at a luncheon about the township’s own pre-arrest diversion program, Operation HOPE. Ammon Labs, in collaboration with Police, Treatment and Community Collaborative, sponsored the luncheon on “Pre-Arrest Diversion Programs for Law Enforcement and Addiction Treatment Executives.” More than 150 people were in attendance. […]

U.S. Attorney prosecutes 5 in NJ for health care fraud

NEWARK, NJ — The largest health care fraud and opioid enforcement action ever taken by the Justice Department resulted in three guilty pleas and two arrests in northern New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on June 28. Additionally, three individuals from South Jersey and Philadelphia were arrested for their alleged involved in a South […]

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, […]