Essex County police officers arrested three people for allegedly operating “a mobile drug store” that distributed heroin in Newark, NJ.
According to Newark law enforcement officials, the suspects ran a heroin distribution operation out of a motor vehicle in the city’s South Ward.
The Essex County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation into the alleged drug network after getting several complaints about drug sales near the intersection of Frelinghuysen Avenue and Noble Street in the South Ward of Newark. Essex County Sheriff’s detectives conducted surveillance and reportedly observed one of the suspects selling narcotics to another person inside a parked car. As soon as the motor vehicle began to drive off, police pulled it over.
A subsequent search of the car allegedly turned up heroin and Xanax with a street value of approximately $5,000.
Newark NJ police officers arrested a total of three people.
Two suspects face criminal charges heroin distribution and related drug crimes, while a third suspect faces criminal charges for possession of Xanax.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “$5K Worth of Xanax, Heroin Seized from ‘Mobile Drug Store,’ Sheriff Says.”