Irvington Narcotics Arrest

Irvington Narcotics Arrest

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December 21, 2017

Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105

Irvington – A suspect with a long criminal history of drug distribution arrests was arrested on Wednesday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and new narcotics charges were filed against him.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that as part of an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in Irvington officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant for 40 West Stratford Avenue on Wednesday.

“Dwayne Manning, 53, the target of our investigation, was detained while his residence was searched.  In the basement our BON detectives discovered and seized 174 heroin-filled glassine envelops, stamped ‘POWER’ in red ink, 122 zip-lock bags of ‘crack’ cocaine, 4 grams of marijuana, and a wide assortment of drug processing and packaging paraphernalia,” Sheriff Fontoura said.  “The street value of the narcotics is approximately $2,500.  $120 in alleged narcotics proceeds was also seized from Manning.”

Manning was placed under arrest and he was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, two counts each of possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS within 1000 feet of Augusta Street School and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public housing complex.  He was also charged with possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

Manning was lodged at the county jail where he awaits a bail hearing.