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Man Arrested in Newark North Ward Drug Bust

By rlsmetro on

Police in Newark arrested a man on Friday afternoon and charged him with numerous drug offenses.

​According to Sheriff Armando Fontoura, officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics, as part of a series of on-going drug investigations in Newark’s North Ward, arrested Mr. Nicholas Weegar, 49, and recovered heroin, marijuana and $7,587 in drug proceeds.

Sheriff Fontoura said offciers armed with a search warrant for a second floor studio apartment, located at 219 Mount Prospect Avenue, detectives entered the residence and detained Weegar, the target of their probe, while the room was searched.

“In a dresser, our officers discovered 15 bundles of heroin, stamped ‘CHARGED UP’ in black ink, narcotic ledger sheets of Weegar’s customers and $5,945 in cash,” Sheriff Fontoura said.

“In searching Weegar, an additional three bundles of heroin, eight grams of marijuana and an additional $1,642 were found in his pants pocket.”

Weegar was charged with two counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of Branch Brook School.

Police also charged Mr. Weegar with possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

Weegar was lodged at the county jail where he awaits a bail hearing.