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