Semi-Auto Handgun, Heroin Seized in Raid PDF Print E-mail

Newark – A suspect was arraigned this morning on weapons and drug charges following his arrest yesterday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant at mid-afternoon on Monday for a residence located at 16 North 13th Street.

After receiving no response to their repeated knocks at the front door, the sheriff’s BON officers made a forced entry into the residence. Akeem Creese, a 27-year-old native of Trinidad and the target of an on-going investigation, was detained while the premises was searched.

In a front bedroom, the sheriff’s detectives recovered loaded, .32 caliber, P-32, semi-automatic handgun and a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber magazine loaded with illegal hollow point bullets.

On the bedroom’s window sill, the BON detectives found 110 glassine envelopes, containing heroin and stamped “FENDI” in red ink. An additional 61 envelopes of heroin, along with a digital scale, measuring spoons, cutting agents and zip-lock bags were discovered in the room’s closet.

Creese was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of St. Rose of Lima School, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public housing complex, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS crime and possession of prohibited devices (hollow point bullets).

Also taken into custody during the raid were the suspect’s father, Nigel Creese, age 50, who was found to be wanted on open warrants issued by the East Orange and Woodbridge municipal courts and a female, Sharine Jackson, age 23, who was found to be the subject of an open warrant issued by the Hopewell Township municipal court.

At today’s arraignment, Judge Roslyn Holmes – Grant order the younger Creese held at the county jail in lieu of $75,000 cash bond only.