8-month probe leads to arrests, $400K in drugs seized

December 14, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An eight-month investigation in Newark has yielded several arrests in what authorities are calling a major drug ring.

Among the drugs seized on Wednesday in several raids were more than 111,000 bags of heroin valued at more than $330,000, plus cocaine and crack cocaine worth more than $75,000.

State police also seized 13 firearms including two AR-15s as well as $151,000 in cash and three vehicles.

Four Newark residents and one person from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania were arrested and face multiple charges. All were being held at the Essex County Jail pending detention hearings.

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