Newark – A suspect was arraigned today on narcotics and weapons charges following his arrest last night by Essex County Sheriff’s detectives.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that as part of an ongoing investigation into narcotics trafficking in the city’s North Ward, officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a surveillance operation in the area of Broadway and Sylvan Avenue last night.
The sheriff said the BON detectives observed what they believed to be a narcotics transaction between two males in front off 891 Broadway at
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Florida Fugitive & 2 Gang Members Arrested on Drug Charges
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Newark – A Florida fugitive and two other suspects, all Latin King gang members, were arrested this afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and drug charges were filed against them.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department, working in conjunction with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, today executed a search warrant for the second floor apartment at 502 North 4th Street in Newark.
At that location, Jennifer Pisciotta, age 27, wanted for violation of probation on an earlier theft charge was taken into custody along with her boyfriend, Victor Lopez, age 32, and, Jose Colon, age 21.
Newark – A Dominican national who is scheduled for deportation was arraigned this morning on multiple drug charges following his arrest Friday afternoon by EssexCounty sheriff’s officers.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that, as part of an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in the city’s North Ward, detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant for the second floor apartment at 306 North 5th Street late last week.
Sheriff Fontoura said the BON detectives established surveillance at that location and observed as a late model Jeep Grand Cherokee pulled up and the driver repeated beeped the vehicle’s horn.
Within moments, the target of the investigation, Fray Ovando, age 45, exited his residence and engaged in conversation with the driver.Ovando then exchanged an item from his jacket pocket with the driver for cash.