NEWARK, NJ – A 37-year-old Bloomfield man has been arrested and charged with possession of heroin and marijuana with intent to distribute and possession within 1,000 feet of a school, announced Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray on Friday.
The suspect, Emmet Jones, was arrested on March 30 for an outstanding warrant on unrelated charges. After he was taken into custody, a search warrant was executed at his apartment in Bloomfield where officers discovered 528 bricks of heroin packaged and ready for distribution, more than 70 pounds of marijuana and a loaded assault rifle.
He was also charged with hindering apprehension, resisting arrest and conspiracy.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Narcotics Task Force, which includes officers from Bloomfield and Newark, along with members of the FBI, participated in Jones' arrest.
The drugs confiscated during the execution of the search warrant have an estimated street value of $650,000. Jones has been the target of an ongoing narcotics investigation centered in Newark.
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.
The investigation is active and ongoing. No other information is available at this time.