NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, along with the Newark Police Department, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, Bloomfield Police Department, Homeland Security, the Drug Enforcement Agency and Union County Prosecutor’s Office executed multiple search warrants in the cities of Newark, Irvington, East Orange, Kearney, Bloomfield, Orange and Elizabeth.

The following individuals were arrested on various drug related offenses and active warrants:

  1. Quawee Cureton, DOB: 11/02/1982 of Newark; $300 ATS Warrant/ Newark Municipal Court, Detained

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  2. AlJauan Richardson, DOB: 03/21/1999 of Newark; Possession of CDS heroin (.32 grams), Released on a summons

  3. Jamal Wright, DOB: 08/21/1987 of Newark; Possession of Heroin (0.64 Grams), Possession with intent, Possession 1000ft, Possession 500ft, Detained.

  4. Moriam Amokomowo, DOB: 05/11/1993 of Newark; Possession of Heroin (0.64 Grams), Possession with intent, Possession 1000ft, Possession 500ft, Released on a summons.

  5. Michael Cureton, DOB: 05/10/1989 of Irvington; $250 ATS Warrant/ Newark Municipal Court, Detained.

  6. Nakki Melvin, DOB: 12/18/1986 of Elizabeth; Distribution of CDS, Detained.

  7. Gene Williams, DOB: 03/11/1990 of East Orange; Distribution of CDS, Essex County Sheriff’s NCIC Warrant / Failure to Appear, Detained.

  8. Ronald Simpson, DOB: 06/26/1979 of East Orange; Possession of Marijuana (32.6 Grams), Possession with intent, $300 ATS Warrant/ Irvington Municipal Court, Detained.

  9. Najee Williams, DOB:12/22/1993 of Orange; Distribution of CDS, Detained.

  10. James Davis, DOB: 10/21/1993  of Irvington; Distribution of CDS, Already incarcerated.

  11. Tymeer Gumbs, DOB:07/20/1998 of East Orange; Possession of Heroin (1.28 Grams), Possession of Cocaine (2.8 Grams), Possession with intent, Released on a summons.

  12.  Tyronn Felder , DOB: 8/9/1987 of East Orange; Distribution of CDS, Already incarcerated.

The following arrest warrants remain outstanding:

  1. Carnell Wright, DOB: 06/28/1989 of Newark; Distribution of CDS.

  2. Malcolm Wiley, DOB: 10/02/1989 of Newark; Distribution of CDS. 

  3. Eric Rouse, DOB: 09/06/1995 of Newark; Distribution of CDS.

  4. Quadir Cureton, DOB: 01/28/1988 of Irvington; Distribution of CDS.

  5. Fatee Williams,  DOB: 01/31/1992 of Newark; Distribution of CDS.

The investigation is continuing.

These are accusations. 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.