Police in Newark are reporting the arrests of Mr. Bernard Robinson, 25, Ms. Jasmine Giles, 24, Mr. Andrew Scarlett, 34, Mr. Justin Brown, 21 and Mr. Hakeem Sumler, 33, all Newark residents, for possession of marijuana.
According to a statement released by police officials, officers acting on citizen complaints of drug activity in a neighborhood in the city police say at approximately 2:00 p.m.Wednesday, detectives assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Unit responded to a residence in the 500 block of South Orange Avenue.
According to police, while at the location, they observed several people participate in drug activity when they arrested four suspects, Robinson, Giles, Scarlett and Brown for possession of marijuana.
Police say detectives later obtained a search warrant for the location and seized over 675 grams of marijuana and 1618.00 dollars in drug proceeds where they also arrested Sumler then charged him with possession of marijuana, possession of CDS within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of CDS with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of CDS in a fortified premises.
These charges are merely accusations.
The suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about any crime in the City to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).
All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.