A Newark police drug bust resulted in the arrests of 49 people and the seizure of large quantities of drugs.
The Newark Police Department got reports of illegal drug activity in the city, so authorities launched a major operation to stop the illegal sale of narcotics. Police eventually got warrants to search local homes. During the subsequent police searches, detectives reportedly found 392 decks of heroin, 129 vials of cocaine, 23 plastic bags of marijuana, and 16 prescription pills. According to law enforcement, the estimated street value of the drugs seized by police is in excess of $5,600.
During the drug busts, police also seized $5,200 in cash that may be proceeds from unlawful drug sales.
Most of the people arrested by Newark police had outstanding arrest warrants. A total of five people arrested in the drug busts now face new drug crime charges like heroin possession, cocaine possession, possession of marijuana, and illegal possession of prescription drugs.
One suspect, a 24-year-old man who lives in Newark, allegedly possessed 111 glassine envelopes of heroin. As a result, he was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
For additional information, see the NJ.com article, “49 Arrested in Weeklong Newark Drug Sweep.”