Drug Dealers Arrested in Newark
March 9, 2017
Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105
Newark – In a series of plainclothes operations throughout the city, Essex County sheriff’s detectives today arrested three alleged drug dealers, including one suspect they arrested at the same location last week.
“At 8:00 a.m., detectives from our department’s Bureau of Narcotics arrested Jerry Webb, 59, of Newark, at the intersection of Frelinghuysen Avenue and Whittier Place,” Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated. “Webb was observed in a hand-to-hand drug transaction with a passerby. Webb was found to be in possession of 50 heroin-filled glassine envelopes, stamped ’MAN PECA’ in blue ink, and 14 vials of ‘crack’ cocaine. The same suspect was arrested at the same location last Thursday when he was found to be in possession of 63 decks of heroin and 33 vials of ‘crack’.”
Two hours later, a second surveillance operation was staged at the Riverside Court housing complex off Grafton Avenue.
“Here, our detectives watched Jermaine Cordrew, 39, of Newark, as he allegedly conducted a street sale of narcotics with a passerby,” Sheriff Fontoura said. “When our officers moved in to further investigate Cordrew was found to be in possession of 169 decks of heroin, stamped ‘PASSION’ in pink ink, and 5 vials of ‘crack cocaine.”
Shortly after 11:00 a.m., the third surveillance operation was conducted near the intersection of South 18th Street and 15th Avenue.
“Sylik Jackson, 25, of Newark, was observed in the apparent street sale of narcotics to a passerby,” Fontoura noted. “In announcing our presence, Jackson ran from the scene but was quickly captured in a nearby backyard after a brief foot chase. The suspect had 20 heroin-filled envelopes concealed in his waistband.”
Searches for the three buyers at the three locations were unsuccessful.
Webb 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 a public housing complex.
Cordrew was charged with possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public housing complex.
Jackson was charged with possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of 15th Avenue School, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public housing complex and resisting arrest.
All three suspects were lodged at the county jail where they await bail hearings.