An ongoing drug investigation taking place across Essex County recently yielded seven arrests, according to the Office of the County Prosecutor. Additionally, hollow-point ammunition, drugs (including just under 125 grams of heroin with a street value estimated at $24,000), bulletproof vests, and cash were seized in the course of the narcotics task force-led investigation.
Carolyn Murray is Acting Prosecutor. She said: “The arrests today are an indication of the importance this office and the Newark Police Department put on combating illegal drug sales in Essex County. The seizure of this large amount of heroin, packaged for distribution, removes a significant quantity of heroin from the amount available for sale on the street.”
Arrestees included both men and women and ranged in age from 26 to 50, hailing from Newark and Irvington. Charges included conspiracy, possession and/or distribution of heroin, possession and/or distribution of drugs within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of hollow-point bullets, and hindering apprehension.