NEWARK, NJ — A 47-year-old Livingston man is one of three suspects who remain at large after drugs with an estimated street value of more than half a million dollars were confiscated in the warranted search of locations in Livingston, Newark and East Orange.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced on Thursday that detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force—whose members include detectives from the Newark Police Department, Rutgers Police Department and the Newark Police Department’s Emergency Response Team—executed three search warrants that led to the confiscation of various drugs and other items.
Methamphetamines, marijuana, heroin and cocaine were among the drugs confiscated along with $19,108 in cash, three fully loaded firearms, drug paraphernalia and large amounts of marijuana edibles, according to the prosecutor’s office.
“These charges are a part of our ongoing effort to rid our community of drug trafficking that potentially harms the quality of life for everyone by fueling violence and other illicit activities,’’ said Stephens. “We are asking for the assistance of the public in apprehending these three individuals who remain at large.’’
The approximate street value of the drugs confiscated totaled more than $580,000, including methamphetamines worth approximately $29,130, cocaine worth approximately $350,000, heroin worth approximately $200,000 and marijuana worth approximately $3,000. Jewelry worth $60,000 was also seized, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Search warrants were executed at three locations: an apartment in the 200 block of South Harrison Street in East Orange, a home at 23-25 Stecher Street in Newark and a home at 28 Laurel Avenue in Livingston.
Dennis Anderson, 47, of Livingston along with Karlin Grant, 45, of East Orange, and Jasmine Ingram, 39, of Irvington were all charged with three counts of possession of a firearm, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property (a firearm), possession of hollow point ammunition, possession of prescription legend drugs, possession of a weapon while engaged in controlled dangerous substances (CDS) offenses and possession of methamphetamines with intent to distribute.
In addition, all three were charged with violating the law by installing a surveillance system designed to detect police approaching the home in Newark, according to the prosecutor’s office.
“These charges are another example of success through our law enforcement partnerships with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Rutgers Police Department,” said Ambrose. “We will continue working vigorously to shut down the operations of individuals who bring guns and narcotics into our communities.”
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these individuals are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC.
The prosecutor noted that these are accusations, and that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.