Father, Son Charged Following Newark Search Warrant; Nearly Seven Pounds of Marijuana Seized

Police announced the arrest of a Newark father and son following a search warrant that lead to the discovery of 3,156 grams of marijuana.

According to authorities, a search warrant of a Nye Avenue apartment near Schley Street lead police to the seizure of nearly seven pounds of marijuana. Officials say officers also found plastic bags, scales and other drug distribution paraphernalia.

Police subsequently arrested Ray Scovil, Jr., 53, at the scene, while a warrant was issued for Ray Scovil III, 30, who shares the apartment with his father.

Earlier in the day in an unrelated investigation, police arrested Alberto Rivera, 50, in the area of North 6th Street and Orange Street.

Officials say police confiscated approximately 192 grams of heroin found in numerous glassine bags and eight grams of cocaine from the car and garage.

“These are two very significant drug seizures,” said Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura. “Again, it shows we are being responsive to resident complaints about drug dealing in their neighborhoods.”

The Essex County Sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics is made up of detectives from the sheriff’s office, the Newark Police Department and the Bloomfield Police.