Gang Members/Juvenile Accomplice Narcotics Arrests

Gang Members/Juvenile Accomplice Narcotics Arrests

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May 17, 2017

Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105

Newark – Three alleged members of the Crips street gang, two male adults and a male juvenile, were arrested on Tuesday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and multiple drug charges were filed against them.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were armed with a search warrant which they executed for Jeff’s Urban Clothing, located at 634 15th Avenue, on Tuesday afternoon.

“Once inside the clothing store, our detectives detained Bobby Bradley, 27 of Newark, Gene Bruster, 26 of East Orange, and a 16-year-old male from Newark,” Sheriff Fontoura said.  “Upon executing the search warrant our officers found that the store was selling more than the usual fashion accessories, such as bandanas, hats and sunglasses.”

Fontoura noted that 14 plastic bags of Ecstasy were found stashed behind the store’s counter and that pill bottles, containing 18 oxycodone and 49 Xanax tablets, were found in the store’s refrigerator.  $420 in cash was also seized from Bradley.

All three suspects were charged with three counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public housing complex and one count of conspiracy to violate New Jersey’s narcotics laws.

Bradley and Bruster were additionally charged with employing a juvenile in a narcotics crime.

Bradley and Bruster were lodged at the county jail where they await a bail hearing.

The juvenile was lodged at the Essex County Youth Detention Center where he awaits a hearing in Family Court.