|Bloomfield Drug Delivery Interrupted; Suspect Arrested|
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were tipped off by a confidential source that a major delivery of cocaine was scheduled to be delivered to the intersection of
Sheriff Fontoura said that the plainclothes BON detectives staked out the intersection and conducted surveillance operations.
At 4:00 p.m., Joanthony Maldonado, age 26, of
Maldonado was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of CDS with intent to distribute.
At today’s arraignment in criminal Central Judicial Processing court, Judge Amilkar Velez – Lopez ordered Maldonado held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 cash bond only.