Three Newark men arrested for drugs and weapons offenses

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced Dec. 2 the arrests of three Newark men for possession of drugs and weapons offenses. On Nov. 22, members of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, along with members of the Newark Police Emergency Response Team, executed search warrants at three Newark […]

AG announces $1.4M in funding to enhance prescription monitoring program

AG announces $1.4M in funding to enhance prescription monitoring program

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Kelly E. Levy, acting director of the Office of the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Response and Enforcement Strategies, announced Nov. 30 that the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program was awarded $1.4 million in competitive federal funding from the FY22 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program […]

Newark man sentenced to prison for weapons and drug offenses

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced Nov. 28 to seven years and nine months in prison on weapons and drug charges, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Teriek Edwards, 44, was previously convicted on two counts of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon; one count of possession with intent to […]

Newark Beth Israel president receives Outstanding Leadership Award

Newark Beth Israel president receives Outstanding Leadership Award

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Beth Israel Medical Center President and CEO Darrell K. Terry Sr. received the Integrity House 2022 Outstanding Leadership Award for his contributions as a longstanding trustee and former chairperson of the Integrity House board, as well as his significant contributions to the state of New Jersey and the Newark community.  Integrity […]

Two arrested for outstanding warrants; drugs, money, weapons and ammo seized

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Nov. 23 the arrests of two East Orange men wanted for outstanding warrants. During the execution of the warrants, police seized major contraband, including drugs, currency, weapons and ammunition.  On Nov. 16, members of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, […]

AG announces new program in East Orange to assist nonviolent offenders overcoming addiction

AG announces new program in East Orange to assist nonviolent offenders overcoming addiction

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Kelly E. Levy, acting director of the office of the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies, announced Nov. 1 the launch of a new pilot program to establish prosecutor-led diversion programs in six municipal courts across New Jersey that will help nonviolent […]

41 fugitives arrested in Essex County warrant sweep

NEWARK, NJ — On Oct. 24, acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced the capture of 41 fugitives wanted for outstanding arrest warrants in Essex County. The fugitives were arrested on felonies ranging from homicide and aggravated assault to weapons possession. Four of the fugitives were wanted for homicide, and 12 have alleged […]

US Attorney brings charges against 42 defendants in coordinated action

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced criminal charges on Oct. 26 against 42 defendants related to racketeering, violence, narcotics distribution and federal firearms offenses. The charges stem from five separate investigations conducted by federal, state and local enforcement partners. “Keeping New Jersey safe and reducing violent crime are core to this office’s […]

AG announces prison sentences for operators of drug-distribution network in Newark

AG announces prison sentences for operators of drug-distribution network in Newark

TRENTON, NJ — On Oct. 24, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced prison sentences for four men convicted in a narcotics trafficking ring that operated in a neighborhood near I-78 in Newark, where they sold drugs to motorists exiting the highway to make “drive-through” purchases of heroin. The illegal ring was dismantled as a result […]

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