Police in Newark are reporting the arrests of four suspects who were rounded up during a drug takedown in the city's South Ward on Friday.
According to a statement released by Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, police took into custody Mr. Nathaniel Broadnax, 35, Mr. Donald Moore, 23, Mr. Danal N. Hargrove, 19, and Mr. Anthony Levett, 20, all of Newark, for CDS distribution during the operation.
According to Director Ambrose, in response to complaints from concerned citizens regarding drug sales in the area of Frelinghuysen Avenue, near Virginia Street, officers of the 5th Precinct observed Nathaniel Broadnax engaged in a narcotics transaction at approximately 2 p.m.
Director Ambrose said officers observed Broadnax enter a silver Chrysler Pacifica then drive away from the location.
When police conducted a motor vehicle stop at Frelinghuysen Avenue and Meeker Street, they immediately arrested when they quickly found him in possession of 30 glassine envelopes of heroin, 17 vials of cocaine and $708.00 in proceeds from drug sales.
Police charged Broadnax with two counts each of CDS Possession and CDS Distribution. During the investigation, police tacked on the additional charge of Distribution of CDS within 1,000-ft. Of a School.
According to Director Ambrose, during the operation, officers also observed Donald Moore engaged in a narcotics transaction in the same area when they arrested him along with two other suspects, Anthony Levett and Danal N. Hargrove.
Police said Moore possessed 33 glassine envelopes of heroin, 35 vials of cocaine and $680.00 in proceeds from drug sales.
Levett was in possession of 116 glassine envelopes of heroin and 28 vials of cocaine while Hargrove possessed 80 glassine envelopes of heroin and $101.00 in proceeds from drug sales Director Ambrose said.
Authorities charged both Moore and Levett with two counts of CDS Possession and CDS Distribution and conducting sales of CDS within 1,000-ft. of a school.
Director Ambrose said Hargrove faces one charge of CDS Possession, CDS Distribution, and Distribution of CDS within 1,000-ft. of a School.
These charges are merely accusations. Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.