Essex County Sheriff’s Office
March 30, 2019
Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105
Newark – Federal law enforcement agents and local police and sheriff’s detectives yesterday executed search warrants in the city, resulting in the arrest of two male suspects, and the recovery of three weapons and narcotics.
“Detectives from our department’s Bureau of Narcotics and our Tactical Response Team, along with Newark police and officers from the U. S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, served the warrants on Friday afternoon at 148 Alexander Street,” Sheriff Armando Fontoura said.
One of the suspects, Eric Oxford, 50, was located outside the residence where he was found to be in possession of 53 Xanax tablets.
“Three weapons, a semi-automatic Hi-Point .380 caliber military-style assault rifle, a 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun, a semi-automatic FNP .40 caliber handgun, and an extended capacity ammunition magazine were discovered under the bed of 32-year-old Justin Jones,” Sheriff Fontoura added. “Additionally, 116 grams of marijuana were also confiscated.”
Jones was charged with weapons possession while committing a narcotics crime, possession of a high capacity magazine, possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of the Alexander Street Elementary School.
Oxford was charged with possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of the Alexander Street Elementary School.
Jones and Oxford were lodged at the county jail where they await bail hearings.