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3 Suspects Arrested with Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana, Xanax & Propofol
Wednesday, 04 February 2015
Bloomfield – Armed with a battering ram, Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield police yesterday made a forced entry into a local residence where they arrested three suspects, two males and a female, on drug trafficking charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics and Bloomfield police detectives executed a search warrant on Tuesday afternoon for a third floor apartment at 147 Franklin Street. Fontoura added that the search warrant was obtained after a two-week long joint investigation which was prompted by numerous neighborhood complaints of narcotics trafficking at that location. Seized during the raid were 9 grams of heroin, 26 grams of ‘crack’ cocaine, 256 grams of marijuana, 21 Xanax tablets and 17 vials of Propofol. The estimated street value of the drugs is $8,000.
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Safe Snow Shoveling Tips
Monday, 26 January 2015
Newark – Sheriff Armando Fontoura, coordinator of the Essex County Office of Emergency Management, and the National Safety Council provide local residents with the following safety tips for snow shoveling:
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Blizzard 2015: Warming Centers Open
Monday, 26 January 2015
Newark – Sheriff Armando Fontoura, coordinator of the Essex County Office of Emergency Management, tonight advises local residents that due to the impending severe blizzard conditions the “Code Blue” initiative has been put into effect. “Code Blue” will provide Essex County with warming centers for residents who have lost electrical power and persons who have been identified as homeless and without shelter. The following are the details:
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Superior Court Closing; Foreclosure Sales Postponed
Monday, 26 January 2015
Newark – Due to the anticipated blizzard, Sheriff Armando Fontoura today advised that the Essex County Superior Court Vicinage and the Probation Division will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Those seeking further information about the Essex County Superior Court should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at 973-693-5701. Probation Division litigants should contact 973-693-5700 for further information. Sheriff Fontoura also announced that Foreclosure Sales scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015, are postponed until February 3rd.
 
Blizzard Tips: Cars and Driving
Monday, 26 January 2015
Newark – Sheriff Armando Fontoura, coordinator of the Essex County Office of Emergency Management, today advised local motorists of the following Blizzard Tips for vehicles and driving under severe snow conditions: Cars & Driving PREPARATION • Have the radiator system serviced, or check the antifreeze level yourself. • Replace wiper fluid with a wintertime mixture. • Check the air pressure in tires. Replace worn tires. • Keep the gas tank nearly full to help avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.
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