Newark Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

A 47-year-old Newark woman was arrested Wednesday after an investigation by detectives from the Essex County Sheriff's Bureau of Narcotics.

According to authorities, detectives responded to an Evergreen Avenue home sometime around 2 p.m., after reports of cocaine and heroin being sold at that location.

Police said when officers arrived, a woman - later identified as Allison Adams - was seen looking out a second-floor window. When she refused to open the door, it was breached by the Emergency Services Unit of the Newark Police Department.

Officials say detectives in the kitchen area of Adam's apartment found 457 single-dose jugs of cocaine and 15 glassine envelopes of heroin, stamped "Charlie Brown" and "Fat Albert."

Police charged Allison Adams with possession of dangerous controlled substances with the intent to distribute.

"We continue to respond to citizen complaints of drug fronts in our county's homes and businesses," said Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura. "It's important our citizens know we will respond swiftly."

The county narcotics bureau is made up of officers from the Essex Sheriff's office, and the Newark and Bloomfield police.