The leader of a Bloods street gang in New Jersey turned himself in to authorities this weekend, and was ordered held on $5 million charges bail on charges that he ran a major drug ring.
A team made up of detectives from the Newark Police department along with members of Essex County’s Viper Unit collaborated to conduct the raid in the 500-block of South 11th street.
Indictments have been handed down in the case of 105 pounds of cocaine seized near a Times Square hotel last month.
“Whether the drug deal occurs on the street corner or on the Internet, it’s a crime,” Bridget Brennan, special narcotics prosecutor for New York City, said Thursday in a statement announcing the arrests.
Crystal Nurse, a 33-year-old from Brooklyn, was returning from Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago. She was arrested and turned over to Port Authority Police.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said an open air drug market has been effectively closed down.
Detectives seized 13 cars, three of which contained hidden traps that were used to store cocaine and cash, District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Authorities say they turned up more than six kilos of cocaine in a hidden compartment inside a dresser with a false back, and another two kilos were found in an oven.
Prosecutors from multiple counties in New Jersey have announced the conclusion of a seven-month gang investigation.
New Jersey State Police have arrested a Middletown Township couple for drug distribution and possession of a massive cache of weapons.
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The two women arrested on Friday night are teachers at the Entrada Academy Middle School in the Bronx.
When the drugs involved in Nwakanma Ochei’s case were sent to a new lab, authorities found less cocaine than the amount used to convict him.
In Connecticut, drug dealers, by law, are meant to pay taxes on the cocaine, marijuana, and other drugs they sell illegally.
The suspects are charged with turning the South Shore of the Island into a veritable supermarket for drugs, with everything from oxycodone pills to cocaine and LSD for sale.