Orange’s ‘Operation Valley Fresh’ yields four arrests

Orange’s ‘Operation Valley Fresh’ yields four arrests

ORANGE, NJ — On Aug. 6, Orange Chief Law Enforcement Office Vincent L. Vitiello stated that detectives of his department’s narcotics unit had completed a successful investigation in the Valley section of Orange. Members of the Orange Police Department Street Crimes Gang and Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant operation, dubbed “Operation Valley Fresh,” […]

Alleged gang members charged for roles in drug conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — Three alleged members and associates of a violent street gang operating in Newark made their initial court appearances on Aug. 6 on charges of conspiring to distribute narcotics, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Zaire Dickerson, aka “Tarzan,” 23; Shaquejah Wilson-Jones, aka “Kiwi,” 23; and Nassir Grimsley, aka “Chop,” 19, all of Newark, […]

Sheriff’s detectives recover more than $3.5K in illegal narcotics in two days of drug arrests

NEWARK, NJ — As the result of two separate investigations, three suspects, including a mother and her daughter, were arrested on multiple drug charges July 29 and 30 by Essex County Sheriff’s detectives, according to a July 31 press release. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a pair […]

Newark man sentenced to eight years for drugs and stolen vehicle

NEWARK, NJ — Elias Serrano, 51, of Newark, was sentenced to eight years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge James L. Jukes on July 24, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Serrano was sentenced to eight years for possession with the intent to sell heroin within 500 […]

Orange police’s ‘Operation Freckles’ yields arrest

Orange police’s ‘Operation Freckles’ yields arrest

ORANGE, NJ — On July 2, the Orange Police Department Street Crimes Gang and Narcotics Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant operation dubbed “Operation Freckles” as a result of a long-term investigation into illegal narcotic distribution in the area of Cary Street. Nahshon Broadway, aka “Hollywood,” 36, was the target of this investigation. Detectives […]

Newark man charged with distributing heroin

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man made his initial court appearance June 16 after his arrest in North Carolina on drug charges, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Lester Hicks, aka “Mayhem,” 29, of Newark, is charged by complaint with one count of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute heroin. He made his initial […]

Newark Parking Authority employee admits to narcotics distribution

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man admitted June 17 to being a felon in possession of two firearms, and to distributing heroin and cocaine base, aka crack, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Aughkay L. Green, aka “K-Boogie,” 49, of Newark, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden to a three-count indictment […]

Newark brothers charged with drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — Two Newark brothers were indicted in connection with their role in the distribution of heroin — some of which contained fentanyl — and cocaine base, aka crack, in an affordable housing complex and a nearby senior living community in Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced June 15. Elijah Kane, aka “Bang” and […]

Newark man admits participation in heroin conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man admitted his role as a member of a heroin-trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced June 9. Raheem Tarry, 34, of Newark, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton to two counts of a third superseding indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy […]

Alleged drug trafficker charged with drug, weapons offenses

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man had his initial court appearance June 1 on charges stemming from his arrest for narcotics trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Ibraaheem Islam, aka “Ish,” 32, appeared by video conference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre and was detained without bail. He is […]

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