According to Newark authorities, two detectives with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office were on patrol in the area of Broadway and Oriental Place in Newark in response to multiple complaints about drug activity in the neighborhood.
The sheriff’s officers allegedly spotted the suspect conducting a drug deal and selling heroin to a woman. Police later said that the suspect’s drug dealing setup was a “mobile drug bazaar” because he reportedly conducted business out of his vehicle, a 2003 Acura TL.
When police approached the suspect, he allegedly became angry and began to punch, elbow, and kick the detectives. Additionally, the suspect spit at the cops.
Police officers managed to subdue the suspect and place him under arrest.
During a subsequent search of the suspect and his vehicle, police reportedly discovered 164 envelopes of heroin, 28 vials of crack cocaine, and 26 Xanax tablets.
The suspect has also been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.
The woman who was allegedly caught attempting to buy heroin from the suspect was also placed under arrest. She faces criminal charges for possession of heroin. According to authorities, the woman lives in Belleville, New Jersey.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the drug distribution suspect was remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, NJ. He was being held at the jail on a $150,000 cash bond.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “‘Mobile Drug Bazaar’ Dealer Punched, Spit on Cops during Arrest, Authorities Say.”