Newark Broad and Market Streets Drug Sweep has Five Arrested

Police officials in Newark reports that members of the Metro Division have arrested Mr. Charles Anderson, 52, of East Orange, Mr. Gerald R. Smith, 33 and Mr.’Korey S. Smith, 33, both of Newark, and Mr. Kizzy Jones, 35, of Jersey City, for CDS possession along with Zahid Muhammad, 51, of Newark, for an outstanding warrant today.

According to police in response to quality of life complaints, the Metro Division conducted a quality of life operation in the area of Broad and Market streets.

Police say at approximately 6:30 a.m., officers observed a narcotics transaction between Anderson and Gerald R. Smith.

Anderson was found in possession of 77 glassine envelopes of heroin, 8 small plastic baggies of marijuana and $160.00 in suspected proceeds from narcotics sales.

Police charged Anderson with two counts each of CDS Possession and CDS Distribution and CDS Distribution Within 1,000-ft. of a School. Smith is charged with Possession of Marijuana.

Police say at approximately 5 a.m., officers observed a narcotics transaction between Korey S. Smith and Jones inside a store.

Both men were immediately arrested. Jones is charged with CDS Distribution, CDS Distribution Within 1,000-ft. of a School and Possession of Marijuana.

Police charged Smith with Wandering to Obtain or Sell CDS.

As part of the operation, officers also arrested Muhammad, who is charged with Contempt of Court for an outstanding warrant according to police.

These charges are merely accusations. Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Metro Division is stationed in the downtown area of Newark which encompasses Newark's main business thoroughfare, Prudential Center Arena, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Symphony Hall, and Riverfront Stadium.