Media / Press
Prescription Drug Disposal Event
Tuesday, 09 November 2010

Newark – Because the abuse of prescription drugs, including painkillers, now ranks second behind marijuana as our nation’s most prevalent drug problem, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office hosted a media event to promote this Saturday’s “Operation: American Medicine Chest” initiative.

The initiative, sponsored by the New Jersey Sheriffs Association and the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, is designed to provide a safe way to dispose of unneeded and expired prescription medicines.

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Newark Woman Arrested on Drug Charges
Monday, 08 November 2010

NewarkEssex County sheriff’s detectives today arrested a Newark woman and filed multiple drug charges against her.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department arrived at 109 Seth Boyden Terrace early this afternoon to execute an arrest warrant for Karriem Reason, age 38, for failure to appear at a court mandated supervision program. Reason had been arrested 29 times and convicted 10 times on drug trafficking charges.

Sheriff Fontoura said that Robin Hall, age 40, was in Reason’s apartment when the officers arrived. Hall told the officers that she was Reason’s girlfriend and that the suspect had just left to apartment.

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Suspect Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges
Monday, 08 November 2010

Newark – A Newark man was arraigned today on drug and weapons charges following his arrest on Friday by sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from the Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant for the second floor apartment of Arraheem Washington, age 34, at 9 Howell Place.

Sheriff Fontoura said that Washington had been suspected of drug trafficking and was the subject of an ongoing investigation.

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Gun Suspect Arrested Outside Dunkin' Donuts
Monday, 01 November 2010

NewarkEssex County sheriff’s detectives today arrested a Newark man and filed weapons possession charges against him.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his office received an anonymous tip that a male suspect, wearing a purple jacket, blue jeans and black boots, was in the area of Vermont and South Orange avenues and had a gun concealed in his waistband.

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K-9 "Bandit" Tracks Burglar
Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Maplewood – A burglary suspect was successfully tracked today by an Essex County Sheriff’s bloodhound and placed under arrest.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Detective George Ruiz and K-9 “Bandit” were dispatched to the scene of a home burglary on Hudson Avenue shortly after noon on Thursday at the request of Maplewood police.

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