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Two Arrested in Citizen Complaint Drug Bust in Newark

By rlsmetro on

Newark Police are reporting the arrest of Mr. Fuquan Thompson40, and Mr. Charles Smith, 66, both of Newark, for possessing Controlled Dangerous Substances on Friday.

According to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, several complaints by concerned citizens regarding drug sales occurring inside two separate apartments in a residential building in the area of Lincoln Park had police execute search warrants that resulted in the seizure of CDS.

Director Ambrose said 218 glassine envelopes of heroin, 41 grams of raw, unpackaged heroin, 173 vials of cocaine, 5 grams of fentanyl, and 47.9 grams of marijuana with a street value of $8,000.00 was recovered from the building.

Director Ambrose said, detectives also seized a loaded .22 caliber handgun, $226.00, several empty glassine envelopes used to package and distribute heroin, along with several stamps and ink pads used to market and distribute heroin.

Police arrested Mr. Thompson, and Mr. Smith without incident and charged Mr. Thompson with CDS Possession, CDS Distribution, CD S Distribution within 500-ft. of a Park and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Authorities charged Mr.Smith with CDS Possession (heroin, cocaine, fentanyl, and marijuana), Distribution of CDS within 500-ft. of a Park, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon While Committing a CDS Crime.

These charges are merely accusations lodged against Smith and Thompson.

They are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.