Essex County authorities recently arrested two men accused of selling crack cocaine in Newark, New Jersey.
Police officers made the arrests following a detailed investigation by the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement opened the investigation after receiving multiple reports of cocaine distribution in Newark’s North Ward.
Police later set up a sting operation with Essex County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives. While conducting surveillance near the intersection of Delavan Avenue and Romaine Place in Newark, the detectives allegedly saw the two suspects meet two other people on the street.
The suspects allegedly handed the drugs to the other men in exchange for cash. Police officers then moved in and detained the suspects while conducting a search. The search reportedly turned up 110 vials of crack cocaine.
The suspects include a 22-year-old Newark NJ man and a 23-year-old Newark man. Both suspects are reportedly members of the Bloods street gang.
The men face numerous drug crime charges, including cocaine possession, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and cocaine distribution near a school.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the two suspects were taken to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, NJ. They were each being held at the Newark jail in lieu of separate $100K bail amounts.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Reputed Bloods Gang Members Face Crack Cocaine Charges, Essex Sheriff Says.”