Newark NJ police recently shut down an after-hours club and arrested three people on various charges, including drug possession.
Police made the arrests around 3:30 a.m. According to law enforcement, the Newark Police Department got a call about unlicensed alcohol sales and illegal drug activity at a club on South Orange Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. When Newark detectives arrived at the scene, they reportedly saw that alcohol was being sold to patrons despite the fact that no one at the building had a valid license to sell alcohol.
A 34-year-old East Orange NJ man was arrested because he allegedly had a small amount of marijuana.
Newark police also arrested a 36-year-old East Orange NJ man who identified himself as the party promoter and a 63-year-old East Orange man who said that he was the owner of the establishment. The arrests were made because neither suspect could provide police officers with credentials or a valid liquor license.
Newark detectives shut down the club and searched the premises, allegedly finding 210 bottles of beer, 28 liquor bottles, and 145 grams of marijuana.
The party promoter was charged with aiding and abetting an unlicensed liquor establishment, while the building owner was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol and maintaining an unlicensed liquor establishment.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “3 Arrested in Bust of Unlicensed Newark After-Hours Club.”