Newark, Rahway men admit to drug distribution charges

NEWARK, NJ — Two area men admitted to drug distribution charges in connection to conspiring to distribute cocaine base and distributing fentanyl and cocaine base, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Sept. 9. Tyrell Wilson, aka “Hell Rell,” 36, of Rahway, pleaded guilty Sept. 9 before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo in Newark […]

Essex County man charged with shooting two people

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man with a previous felony was arrested Aug. 26 on charges related to the shooting of two people in a housing complex, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Aug. 26. Ramad Moultrie, 19, of Newark, is charged by complaint with unlawful possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. […]

Newark man admits possessing firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — D’Sean Roper, 27, of Newark, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an information charging him with one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Aug. 24. According to documents filed in this case and statements made […]

Proposed settlements could give $600M to NJ to address the opioid crisis

Proposed settlements could give $600M to NJ to address the opioid crisis

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced Aug. 20 that New Jersey intends to join nationwide settlement agreements with New Jersey–based Johnson & Johnson and the country’s three largest pharmaceutical distributors — McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen — to resolve claims involving their roles in fomenting the country’s opioid crisis. In addition […]

Three charged with firearm, drug offenses in Orange, East Orange and Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Three Essex County men have been charged in connection with possessing five firearms, and distributing, as well as possessing with the intent to distribute, controlled dangerous substances in Orange, East Orange and Newark, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Aug. 20. Myron Fulton, 29, of East Orange, is charged by complaint […]

Newark man admits to firearms and narcotics offenses

NEWARK, NJ — Lamont West, 42, of Newark, who was previously convicted of multiple felonies, has admitted to being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing narcotics with intent to distribute and possessing the firearm in furtherance of narcotics trafficking, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced July 27. West pleaded guilty before U.S. […]

Newark brothers charged with narcotics distribution and firearms charges

NEWARK, NJ — Two Newark men made their initial court appearances on July 22 on gang-related narcotics distribution and firearms charges, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig announced the same day. Ronnie Holley, 32, and Shadee Holley, 31, both of Newark, are each charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and cocaine […]

Hackensack Meridian med school, Seton Hall U. to present opioid conference

Hackensack Meridian med school, Seton Hall U. to present opioid conference

NUTLEY, NJ — Experts from Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine will host a virtual conference on Friday, July 30, to address the record number of opioid deaths in the nation, treatment options and training clinicians to prescribe addiction medication. The virtual conference, “Recovery from Opioid Use Disorders: State-of-the-Art Science to Advance […]

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