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Two Wanted East Orange Men Arrested for Outstanding Warrants

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Essex County

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Essex County officials announced today the arrests of two East Orange men wanted for outstanding warrants.

According to officials, during the execution of the warrants, police seized major contraband, including drugs, currency, weapons, and ammunition.

Officials say, on November 16,  members of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, along with members of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team, executed search warrants at two locations: the100 block of Harper Avenue in Irvington and the 100 block of Carlton Street in East Orange.

The two men, Tyree Blount and Arthur Blount were charged with numerous drugs, currency, and weapons offenses.

The seized contraband included 7 guns, more than 300 rounds of ammunition, high-capacity magazines, controlled dangerous substances with intent to distribute, and more than $10,000 in cash.

According to officials, Tyree Blount was charged with multiple counts of possession of CDS with intent to distribute and several weapons offenses.

Arthur Blount was also charged with numerous CDS and weapons offenses.

“These arrests and seizure of contraband is the result of vigilant police work,” said Prosecutor Stephens.

“Anyone charged with a crime who ignores a warrant in Essex County should be aware that law enforcement officials will be diligent in finding and prosecuting you.”