ECPO, Newark police seize drugs and guns in Newark raids

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose have announced that detectives seized large quantities of narcotics and numerous firearms during raids in Newark on Friday, Dec. 7. Detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark […]

Sheriff’s officers arrest two for narcotics, weapons

IRVINGTON, NJ — An early morning motor vehicle stop led to the arrests of two suspects on narcotics and weapons charges by Essex County sheriff’s officers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated in a Nov. 27 press release that uniformed officers in a marked vehicle from his department’s Patrol Division were passed by an Infiniti sedan with […]

Drug supplier to violent street gang admits drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — On Nov. 14, a long-time drug supplier to members and associates of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips admitted his role in a conspiracy to distribute kilograms of heroin, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Hanee Cureton, aka “City” and “Fat Boy,” 34, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox […]

SHU receives training grant related to opioid-use disorders

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Seton Hall University’s College of Nursing, School of Health and Medical Sciences, and the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University an interprofessional training grant designed to expand patient access to […]

Turn in your unused drugs to MPD

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Police Department will host a Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at headquarters, 1618 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal. For more information, call the Maplewood Health Department at 973-762-8120, ext. 4300. Prescription drugs […]

17 defendants charged in takedown of Newark’s ‘Famous Boyz’ street gang

NEWARK, NJ — Criminal charges against 17 members, associates and drug suppliers of a Newark street gang that allegedly distributed heroin and crack cocaine and possessed and used firearms in furtherance of the gang’s drug-trafficking activities were announced Oct. 11 by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The charges are the result of a long-running wiretap investigation […]

Local actor takes educational role in opioid discussion

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Two local actors, Emma Wagner of Maplewood and Joseph Piserchio of West Orange, will tour New Jersey as part of George Street Playhouse’s Educational Touring Theatre’s new production “Anytown,” a new musical about the opioid crisis and its impact on teens and families. The show premiered Sept. 25 at the George […]

District of NJ announces progress with Project Safe Neighborhoods

NEWARK, NJ — One year ago, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods, which Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions has made the centerpiece of the department’s violent crime reduction strategy, according to an Oct. 1 press release from the U.S Attorney’s District of New Jersey Office. PSN is an […]

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 […]