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EOPD Arrest Thirteen and Seize Over $300,000 Worth of Drugs in "Operation Quick Strike"

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Division of Police Criminal Investigation Division arrested 13 people and seized over $318,000.00 worth of narcotics, $68,000.00 cash and seven (7) illegal weapons as a result of several undercover investigations dubbed “Operation Quick Strike” which were prompted by citizen complaints and anonymous tips.

These investigations took place over the course of the past several months and were not connected.

The resulting arrest included the seizure of 2.9 kilos of cocaine, 1.1 pounds of molly, 7 grams of heroin and 641 grams of marijuana for a total street value of $318,000.00, 7 handguns including one reported stolen out of Arkansas and $68,000.00 cash.

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All arrestees are alleged gang members and/or associates of the following gang sets:

G-Shine Bloods

Hoover Crips

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The arrestees are:

Amir Good                  26                    East Orange

Amira Good                27                    East Orange

Alexander Wilson       29                    East Orange

Elijah Morris               26                    East Orange

Khairi Chavers           19                    Irvington

Lance Critsmas          26                    Newark

Antawan Lang            27                    East Orange

Akeeme Thompson    25                    East Orange

Dominic Jackson

Solomon Cooper        32                    East Orange

Steven Boyd               46                    Union  

Domeka Towns           41                    Union

Valerie Crosson          61                    Irvington

All arrestees face numerous drug and weapons offenses.

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