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  • These 6 dealers sold 1,800 bags of heroin to undercover agents, feds say

    Prosecutors said investigators had been watching the group since December. Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced drug and weapons charges against six alleged Newark heroin traffickers in what they said was the latest offensive on violent criminals in the city. The U.S. Attorney's Office, in a statement, said Andre Mims, Herbert Cheeks, Anthony Woods, Gregory Mims, James Thomas and Freddie Mims were members of a drug-trafficking organization that sold heroin to...

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  • Man charged in fatal shooting after his car was seen fleeing the scene

    The 39-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene, investigators said. Essex County authorities have arrested a 39-year-old Newark man in a fatal shooting that left another man dead in East Orange on Wednesday. Dwayne Little-John. (Essex County Correctional Facility) The county prosecutor's office, in a statement, said Dwayne Little-John, 39, was arrested inside Newark's city limits after an East Orange police officer saw his vehicle leaving the scene where...

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  • No suspects after man found gunned down in vacant lot

    County prosecutors say he was found Sunday morning suffering from a gunshot wound. Orange police and Essex County investigators are probing the killing of a 46-year-old man shot to death in a vacant lot in the township Sunday morning. Michael S. Boyd, of Orange, was found suffering from a gunshot wound in the 100 block of Matthews Street around 10:35 a.m., the police department and county prosecutor's office said in a joint statement. Boyd was pronounced dead at the...

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