Newark NJ police recently arrested a local man who was allegedly distributing cocaine out of his apartment.
Undercover detectives with the Newark Police Department reportedly purchased cocaine from the suspect at an apartment on the 200 block of Mount Prospect Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. The detectives were part of a joint investigation that included state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies, including the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, the FBI, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Not long after allegedly making the drug buy, police got a search warrant for the suspect’s residence.
Before police entered the apartment, they observed the suspect as he exited the building and drove away in a motor vehicle. Police officers followed the suspect for a few blocks and then pulled him over.
During the vehicle stop, police allegedly saw the suspect try to hide a small bag of narcotics. Police seized the bag and placed the suspect under arrest.
While the suspect was being held at Newark police headquarters, police conducted a search of his apartment. During the search, police allegedly found 281 grams of cocaine in a laundry area. Narcotics task force members also reportedly $1,750 in cash.
The suspect will probably be charged with multiple drug crimes, including distribution of cocaine and possession of cocaine.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Cocaine Seized from Home in Newark’s North Ward, Police Say.”