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Essex Sheriff’s Officers Credited for Newark Drug Bust


By: Tracie Carter 

On Monday, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Narcotics (B.O.N.) executed a court-ordered Search Warrant at a residence on 2nd Avenue in Newark, which resulted in the arrest of an alleged drug dealer. 

County Officials said Mr. Tykequan T. Hollis of Newark was taken into custody after the illegal drug enforcement operation at the address. 

County officials said a search of the residence revealed ecstasy tablets, handguns, ammunition, marijuana, and proceeds from the sale of narcotics.

Hollis was charged with narcotics and weapons offenses.

Essex County Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura said, “The goal of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office is to keep the community safe.

The commendable actions of these fine officers helped to remove a dangerous individual from the community and keep drugs off the streets.”

These are mere allegations. Mr. Hollis is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.