Sheriff’s detectives recover handgun, $2K in drugs during stop

NEWARK, NJ — As part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in Newark’s West Ward, a semiautomatic handgun and close to $2,000 in illegal narcotics were seized the evening of Jan. 16 as Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested an adult male. According to Sheriff Armando Fontoura, officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted […]

AG sues companies for selling large-capacity ammo magazines into NJ

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed suit Dec. 20 against two separate out-of-state companies that previously sold illegal large-capacity magazines, or LCMs, to undercover state investigators in New Jersey, and that have failed to comply with state subpoenas demanding the records of their New Jersey sales. New Jersey law prohibits the possession and […]

Newark gang members admit to drug and firearm offenses

NEWARK, NJ — Members of the “Famous Boyz” street gang have admitted to firearms and narcotics distribution offenses as part of a drug-trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Nov. 26. Shaka McKinney, 25, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo to an information charging him with being a felon in […]

Drug bust recovers semiautomatic handgun and $3300 in illegal drugs

Drug bust recovers semiautomatic handgun and $3300 in illegal drugs

NEWARK, NJ — As part of an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in Newark’s South Ward, a semiautomatic handgun and more than $3,300 in illegal narcotics were seized Nov. 19 as Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested two adult men and a male juvenile, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Armando Fontoura […]

Newark Parking Authority employee charged with narcotics offenses

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark Parking Authority employee was charged Nov. 20 with selling heroin and crack cocaine, and with possessing a weapon as a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a press release. Aughkay L. Green, aka “K-Boogie,” 48, of Newark, was charged by indictment with one count each of possession with […]

AG launches nationwide strategic plan to reduce gun violence

AG launches nationwide strategic plan to reduce gun violence

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Attorney Gen. William P. Barr announced Nov. 13 the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country. Specifically, Project Guardian focuses on investigating, prosecuting and preventing gun crimes. In order to develop a new and robust effort to promote […]

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