Suspect Arrested & Arraigned on Drug Charges

Newark – A city man was arraigned today on multiple drug charges following his arrest yesterday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that as part of an on-going investigation detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant for the second floor apartment at 303 Sherman Avenue.

Fontoura said the sheriff’s detectives established a surveillance operation at that location early on Monday afternoon and observed the target of the investigation, William “Cool Will” Torres, age 46, exit his residence.

Torres was followed for a few blocks then officers detained and questioned him.

Torres admitted to the BON detectives that he had narcotics on his person. A search of the suspect yielded two magazine wrappers, each filled with 50 glassine envelopes of heroin, stamped “FERRARI” in red ink, in his boots.

Returning with the suspect to his residence, the sheriff’s officers also detained 39-year-old Anthony Heyward who was exiting the Sherman Avenue address. The sheriff’s recognized Heyward as the subject of outstanding warrants issued by the Newark municipal court.

In the pantry of Torres’s apartment, the BON officers discovered an additional 143 glassine envelopes of heroin, a sandwich bag containing loose heroin, 30 Xanax tablets and 90 rounds of .22 caliber bullets.

The estimated street value of all the drugs is $8,500.

In the suspect’s kitchen, the sheriff’s detective found a wide assortment of narcotics packaging and processing paraphernalia.

Torres was charged with two counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of Schleifer Park and one count of possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

At today’s arraignment, Judge Marilyn Williams ordered Torres held at the county jail in lieu of $175,000 cash bond only.

Heyward was lodged at the county jail where he awaits an appearance in municipal court.