Newark-North Ward Narcotics Arrest

Newark-North Ward Narcotics Arrest

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August 13, 2017

Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105

Newark – A male suspect was arrested on Friday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and multiple drug charges were filed against him.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics, as part of a series of on-going drug investigations in Newark’s North Ward, arrested Nicholas Weegar, 49, and recovered heroin, marijuana and $7,587 in drug proceeds.

Armed with a search warrant for a second floor studio apartment, located at 219 Mount Prospect Avenue, the BON detectives entered the residence and detained Weegar, the target of their probe, while the room was searched.

“In a dresser, our officers discovered 15 bundles of heroin, stamped ‘CHARGED UP’ in black ink, narcotic ledger sheets of Weegar’s customers and $5,945 in cash,” Sheriff Fontoura said.  “In searching Weegar, an additional three bundles of heroin, eight grams of marijuana and an additional $1,642 were found in his pants pocket.”

Weegar 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 1000 feet of Branch Brook School.  He was also charged with possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

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