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Two Supects Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges
Monday, 03 June 2013

Newark – Two suspects were charged with narcotics crimes and a handgun was recovered last night by Essex County sheriff’s officers.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department were on quality of life patrol shortly before 8:00 p.m. on Monday when they observed a 2000 Buick Century traveling north on Elizabeth Avenue at a high rate of speed.

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Suspects Arraigned on Drug Charges
Sunday, 02 June 2013

Newark – Three suspects were arraigned today on drug charges following their arrests on Sunday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a surveillance operation, based upon numerous neighborhood complaints of drug trafficking, at the intersection of 4th Avenue and North 12th Street early yesterday morning.

At that time, the sheriff’s BON detectives observed three males loitering in the area.

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Suspect Had Drugs Hidden in Spray Bottle
Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Newark- A suspected drug dealer was arraigned today following his arrest yesterday afternoon by Essex County sheriff's detectives.

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 conducted a surveillance operation at the intersection of Montclair Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue at 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday.

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16 Suspects Arrested in On-Going Drug Investigation
Thursday, 23 May 2013

Newark – Three suspects were arraigned today on drug charges and a total of 16 suspects were arrested this past week in the city’s North Ward as part of an on-going series of investigations conducted by the Essex County Sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department’s BON detectives armed with search warrants for apartment #1 and #3 at 163 Grafton Avenue established plainclothes surveillance at that location early on Thursday morning.

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Juvenile Targets 2 Victims & Is Placed Under Arrest
Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Newark – Within minutes of shots being fired in the immediate vicinity of the Basilica Cathedral of the Sacred Heart this afternoon, Essex County sheriff’s officers arrested a suspect and recovered his gun.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers at his Patrol Division headquarters across the street from the church saw a suspect on a bicycle fire two shots at an adult male, age 18, and an adult female, age 25, on Victoria Avenue at approximately 2:10 p.m. on Thursday.

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