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UPDATE: Second Suspect Arrested for Operating $1M Meth Lab in West Orange

By rlsmetro on
West Orange

Maplewood – The second suspect in the West Orange million-dollar methamphetamine drug manufacturing investigation was arrested at 1:00 p.m. today without incident by detectives from the Essex County Sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics task force.

​“Our officers, including detectives from the Newark, Irvington, Bloomfield and West Orange police departments, on Wednesday afternoon tracked Eduardo Martinez, 39, of Lorelei Road, West Orange, to a Raymond Terrace residence in Maplewood and placed him into custody,” Sheriff Fontoura said.

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“Our community greatly appreciates the diligence and hard work of these officers in shutting down a major drug threat to Essex County and all of our neighbors in the metropolitan area.”

​The charges against Martinez reflect the same charges filed Monday night against Brian Chedahackembruch, 23, of West Orange.

They include three counts each of possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 of a public park.

Police say Martinez was also charged with maintaining a drug manufacturing facility, maintaining fortified drug premises, possession of a weapon while committing a narcotics crime, possession of narcotics paraphernalia and conspiracy to violate New Jersey’s narcotics laws.