Essex County authorities recently arrested five men who allegedly sold illegal drugs, and two men who allegedly bought illegal drugs, in Newark, NJ.
The Essex County Sheriff’s Office got a number of complaints from Newark NJ residents and subsequently started investigations into alleged drug distribution operations at different locations on Frelinghuysen Avenue.
Narcotics detectives first arrested two men near the intersection of Frelinghuysen Avenue and Whittier Place after allegedly watching them sell crack cocaine and heroin. When police searched the suspects, they reportedly found them carrying 78 decks of heroin, 56 glassine envelopes of heroin, and 40 vials of crack cocaine. Both suspects live in Newark and face criminal charges for drug distribution.
Police also arrested the alleged drug buyers: a 50-year-old Hillside man accused of purchasing crack cocaine and a 36-year-old Linden man accused of buying heroin.
Later that day, detectives also arrested three more men who allegedly sold heroin and crack cocaine on Frelinghuysen Avenue. The three suspects live in Newark NJ and have been charged with drug distribution crimes.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the alleged drug traffickers were remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility. Meanwhile, the two men accused of buying the illegal narcotics were released with summonses to appear in court later.
For additional information, access the NJ.com article, “5 Drug Dealers, 2 Customers Charged in Newark Busts, Cops Say.”