Law enforcement recently arrested a man accused of distributing cocaine in Newark, New Jersey.
Undercover detectives with the Newark Police Department reportedly made a drug buy at a residence in an apartment building located in the 200 block of Mount Prospect Avenue in Newark, NJ. The detectives went to the apartment as part of an investigation that included a number of other agencies, including the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, the FBI, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Police later obtained, and executed, a search warrant at the residence.
Prior to entering the apartment, police officers watched the 50-year-old suspect walk outside the apartment complex and drive off in a motor vehicle. Police pulled over the suspect a few blocks away.
When the suspect’s vehicle was stopped, police officers allegedly saw the suspect attempt to conceal a small bag of narcotics. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to Newark police headquarters.
During a subsequent search of the suspect’s apartment, detectives with the narcotics task force reportedly discovered 281 grams of cocaine in a laundry area. Police officers seized the cocaine, as well as $1,750 in cash.
The suspect is likely to be charged with several drug offenses, including distribution of cocaine and possession of cocaine.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Cocaine Seized from Home in Newark’s North Ward, Police Say.”