Three Day Newark Drug Investigation Results in Three Arrests

Police in Newark are reporting that members of the Metro Division arrested six individuals, with one person arrested three times, during a three-day narcotics operation conducted Monday, August 20th through Wednesday, August 22nd.

Police say three of the suspects were from out of town; namely, Kahlil F. Williams, 38, of East Orange; Prince K. Bradley, 21, of Montclair; and Dorsey Gilbert, 39, of Union.

Police arrested Williams on August 20th in the 100-block of Market Street along with Aljaquan Mann, 26, of Newark.

According to officials, police observed the two suspects conduct a narcotics transaction in the area of Market and Broad streets.

Police charged Williams with CDS Possession (76 Xanax pills); CDS Possession with the Intent to Distribute and Distribution of CDS within 1,000-ft. of a School.

Police charged with CDS Possession (marijuana).

Mann was also arrested on August 21st in the 700-block of MarkHe was also found in possession of suspected drugs.

Police arrested Gilbert on August 22nd along with Aljaquan Mann after police observed him conduct a narcotics transaction in the 700-block of Broad Street. Gilbert is charged with Possession of Certain Prescription Drugs, CDS Distribution, Distribution of CDS within 1,000-ft. of a School and Hindering Apprehension.

Authorities charged Mann with Wandering with the Intent to Obtain or Sell CDS.

Police arrested Bradley on August 21st, when police observed him with a prescription bottle of suspected Promethazine syrup.

Upon becoming aware of police presence, Bradley ran but was apprehended on Halsey Street.

Police charged Bradley with CDS Possession, Prescription Legend Drugs and Resisting Arrest.

Police say others arrested from Newark are: Jesus Thorne, 20; and Zahid Muhammad, 51. Thorne was arrested on August 21st and is charged with Contempt of Court for an outstanding warrant.

Muhammad, arrested on August 22nd, is also charged with Contempt of Court for an outstanding warrant.

These charges are merely accusations.

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

“I commend the members of the Metro Division for directly addressing the issues that tarnish our neighborhoods,” Director Ambrose said. “These detectives work tirelessly, night and day, to apprehend individuals who distribute narcotics and conduct other crimes in our communities.”

The Metro Division is stationed in the downtown area of Newark and is comprised of the following Units: Arena Unit, Mounted Unit, Motorcycle Unit and Down Town Task Force.