East Orange man convicted of drug distribution

East Orange man convicted of drug distribution

IRVINGTON, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Willie C. Moore, 40, currently of East Orange, of eight counts of possession and possession with intent to distribute opioids, including oxycodone, endocet, alprazolam and heroin, according to an Oct. 8 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Following a trial before Superior Court Judge […]

Felon sentenced to prison for illegally possessing firearm

Felon sentenced to prison for illegally possessing firearm

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced on Oct. 7 to 10 years in prison for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Richard D. Williams, 41, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an indictment charging him with one count of possession of […]

Law enforcement raid in Newark finds drugs, semi-automatic weapon

NEWARK, NJ — On Sept. 18, a law enforcement task force, comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Bloomfield and Irvington police departments, executed a search warrant for a West Ward residence in the city and recovered nearly $30,000 in illegal narcotics and a powerful semi-automatic weapon. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said […]

Sheriff’s officers search house, recover four weapons

NEWARK, NJ — Two suspects were arrested on Sept. 10 and four weapons, including a Springfield model XP 40 semi-automatic handgun, were recovered by Essex County sheriff’s detectives, according to a release from the department. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said the detectives executed a search warrant at 40 Dassing Ave. in the city’s West Ward. “Upon […]

Operation Short Storm nets $1M in marijuana, 7 guns, 31 arrested

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office executed search warrants in the Ironbound section of Newark, Harrison, Kearny, and locations in Monmouth and Ocean counties resulting in the confiscation of approximately 23,000 grams of marijuana and two kilos of cocaine with a combined estimated street value of $1.1 million, according to an Aug. 27 […]

Police task force recovers handguns, heroin

NEWARK, NJ — A male suspect was arrested Aug. 19 on weapons and drug charges by a law enforcement task force comprising Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Irvington and Bloomfield police departments. As a result of the arrest, two semi-automatic handguns and heroin were seized. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated in an […]

Two men sentenced to federal prison for drugs, weapons

NEWARK NJ — Two men were sentenced Aug. 19 to federal prison terms following their convictions on multiple drug and weapons offenses, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jesse Tullies, 54, of Hillside, was sentenced to 19 years and seven months in prison and Eugene Williams, 34, of Newark, was sentenced to 15 years and 10 […]

Man sentenced to 23 years for shooting a man on ladder

NEWARK, NJ — Al Rashid, 46, of Newark, has been sentenced to 23 years in New Jersey State Prison for shooting a man off a ladder while he worked on the roof of a church, according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II in an Aug. 14 press release. Rashid was found guilty of […]

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