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Man Arrested in Newark North Ward Drug, Weapons Bust


By: Richard L. Smith  

County officials said on January 11th, at 6 am, the Essex County Sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics (B.O.N.) and Tactical Response Team (TRT) executed a court-ordered search warrant on North 6th Street in Newark, which resulted in the arrest of Javier Rivera, 36, and the seizure of crack cocaine, heroin, and a loaded weapon.

Officials say Mr. Rivera was charged with possession of CDS, possession of CDS with the intent to distribute within 1000 ft of a school, and possession of a loaded weapon, among other charges.

Essex County Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura said, “I am proud of the exemplary work done by these Sheriff’s Officers.

They not only removed a dangerous person from the community, but they also prevented dangerous substances from hitting the streets.”