After police received a report of drugs at an apartment located at 371 Lake Street in Newark’s North Ward, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office began an investigation into the 35-year-old suspect.
The prosecutor’s office eventually obtained a search warrant, which was executed by the office’s Narcotics Task Force.
Once police were inside the residence, they allegedly discovered 2,500 decks of cocaine with a street value of more than $25,000, as well as other drug paraphernalia. Police also allegedly found two loaded guns: a 9-millimeter Lugar and a .357 revolver. Moreover, police reportedly found more than $50,000 in cash.
Shortly after police conducted the raid, they placed the suspect under arrest. He has been charged with a number of criminal offenses, including cocaine distribution and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
According to police, the suspect has a criminal record with previous arrests dating all the way back to 2004.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was transported to the Essex County Jail in Newark, New Jersey. He is being held at the facility in lieu of $350,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Raid on Newark Apartment Nets Loaded Guns, $25K in Cocaine.”