Police in Newark took Mr. Shaun Baldwin, 29, and Mr. Jaquan Fryer, both of Newark, into custody for allegedly possessing of CDS heroin.
A statement released by Newark Police officials, they confirmed that the arrests were in response to citizen complaints regarding drug sales in their community.
Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said detectives assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Unit responded to the area of the Betty Shabazz Complex where their investigation led to the arrest of Baldwin and Fryer.
Police charged both men with the possession of 250 decks of heroin, possession with the intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school and possession with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of public housing.
These charges are merely accusations.
The suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about any crime in the City to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).
All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.