‘Operation Credible Source’ yields drug arrest in Orange

‘Operation Credible Source’ yields drug arrest in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Police Department’s Street Crimes Gang and Narcotics Task Force recently executed a search warrant pursuant to “Operation Credible Source,” which resulted in the seizure of crack-cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in amounts that signal the intent to distribute, according to an Oct. 2 press release from the Orange Police Department. […]

Sheriff’s officers arrest three and recover handgun in drug arrest

NEWARK, NJ — Three drug suspects were arrested and a semi-automatic handgun was recovered Sept. 29 by Essex County sheriff’s officers, according to a Sept. 30 press release from the sheriff’s office. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were conducting a narcotics investigation in the area of Leslie Street […]

Sheriff’s office, police charge Bloomfield man on weapons, drug charges

Sheriff’s office, police charge Bloomfield man on weapons, drug charges

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A military-style assault rifle, two semi-automatic handguns, a cache of narcotics and cash were seized during two related investigations into narcotics trafficking in Essex and Union counties by a law enforcement task force, comprised of detectives from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office and the Bloomfield and Elizabeth police departments, according to a […]

Sheriff’s officers recover handgun, hollow-point ammunition

NEWARK, NJ — A drug suspect, armed with a handgun and rounds of hollow-point bullets, was arrested the afternoon of Sept. 23 by Essex County sheriff’s officers, according to a Sept. 24 press release. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that uniformed officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were conducting a narcotics investigation in the area […]

Newark man charged with owning firearm as a felon, drug possession

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man made his initial appearance in court on Sept. 17 on charges of illegally possessing a handgun and possessing heroin with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Antoine Hawkins, 31, of Newark, is charged by complaint with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition […]

Newark woman sentenced for using falsified prescriptions to obtain oxycodone

LINDEN, NJ — Christine Powell, of Newark, has been sentenced to jail after admitting to trying to use falsified prescriptions to obtain large quantities of high-dose oxycodone pills at a Linden pharmacy late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Sept. 14. Powell, 60, was ordered […]

Newark man sentenced to more than 8 years in prison for drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man and associate of the street gang known as the “Famous Boyz” was sentenced Sept. 15 to eight years and two months in prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and possessing with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jonathan Garcia, aka “Bebo,” […]

Five EC men charged with drug distribution

NEWARK, NJ — Five Essex County men were arrested Sept. 17 and charged with distribution of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine in and around the Reservoir Site Townhouses in Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Arrested and charged by complaint are: Dayvon Rogers, 29, of Newark, with two counts of distribution of cocaine in August and […]

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