Multiple Citizen Complaints Result in Newark South Ward Drug Raid; Three Arrested

A massive raid targeting suspects armed with guns and selling drugs in a Newark South Ward neighborhood had police seize four guns including an assault weapon during the execution of a series of search warrants this evening.

According to authorities, detectives of the Newark Police Division’s Narcotics Unit and officers from the New Jersey State Police Entry Unit executed search warrants at three locations on Mapes Avenue following an extensive investigation.

Police say the warrants resulted in the arrest of three Newark men, the recovery of three handguns and one assault rifle, 196 jugs of cocaine, 176 decks of heroin, an assortment of pills and several bags of marijuana with a total estimated street value of $6,825.00; they confiscated more than $770.00 in drug proceeds.

Director Ambrose said, “The execution of these search warrants is a testament to the commitment shared by both our officers and our residents working together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.”

Police arrested Mr. John Guy, 47, and charged him with one count of the unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute, possession within 1,000 feet of a school and several other weapons- and drug-related offenses.

A second suspect, Mr. Jamil White, 24,
(Middle image) was charged with three counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, three counts of possession of CDS, possession with the intent to distribute, possession within 1,000 feet of a school and several other weapons- and drug-related offenses according to police.

Finally, police charged Mr. Garry Curry, 32, (Last image) with the possession of CDS and possession with the intent to distribute.

Director Ambrose said, “The residents provided valuable information which became the catalyst behind this narcotics operation. Because of this, we were able to remove four guns, including an assault weapon, drugs and three dangerous criminals from our city streets. We are committed to responding to and addressing tips and other complaints provided by our residents.”

“This is a great job on behalf of the residents, our officers and our law enforcement partners, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey State Police to address minimal crime", Director Ambrose added.

These charges are merely accusations.

Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.