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Drug Bust Ends in Arrest of Two in Newark

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Two suspects were arrested on Tuesday in the Upper Roseville section by Essex County Sheriff's detectives and narcotics, weapons and drug charges were filed against them.

According to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura, detectives from his department's Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant yesterday at 379 7th Avenue in Newark and recovered a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun and four pounds of marijuana.

According to county officials, Antonio Martinez, 52, and Jorge Correa, 44, both of Newark, were charged with possession of a handgun while committing a narcotics crime, possession of illegal hollow-point bullets, possession of a high capacity gun magazine, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of Dr. Alma Flagg School, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public housing complex and conspiracy to violate New Jersey's narcotics laws.

Both suspects were lodged at the county jail where they await arraignment on the weapons and drug charges.