Police recently conducted major drug raids that led to the arrests of 26 people in Newark NJ and throughout New Jersey.
According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, law enforcement conducted several raids in North New Jersey and Central New Jersey. The raids targeted a heroin distribution ring allegedly operating out of a base near Foster Street and Frelinghuysen Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.
The investigation involved the FBI, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, and New Jersey State Police.
After a lengthy investigation into the Newark-based drug ring, police officers executed search warrants and arrest warrants across NJ, including Essex County and Middlesex County.
Teams of police officers from NJ State Police SWAT teams and local police departments moved in on the alleged drug offenders at several locations.
Police officers who conducted the raids seized more than 200 bricks of heroin, two firearms, and approximately $8,000 in cash. It is believed that the heroin has a street value in excess of $100,000.
In addition to arresting 26 people in connection with the drug raids, police also identified three other individuals who are still wanted by police for their alleged involvement in the heroin distribution ring.
As a result of the drug raids, police took 26 people into custody and charged them with various drug crimes. The charges include heroin possession, heroin distribution, and conspiracy to distribute heroin.
The individuals arrested are from across New Jersey and New York, including Newark, Kenilworth, Union Beach, Perth Amboy, Woodbridge, Long Branch, Piscataway, and Palisades Park.
This drug bust comes on the heels of another major drug raid in July, when an Essex County Narcotics Task Force investigated a different heroin ring reportedly operating out of Newark.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “26 Charged Following Dawn NJ Heroin Ring Bust, Authorities Say.”