One NJ street corner, one week: 110 traffic summonses, 30 arrests, 51 heroin bags
NEWARK — Police say they've made 30 arrests and issued more than 110 traffic summonses after they targeted a busy intersection in downtown Newark following complaints from residents.
Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said Friday the operation began a week ago around Broad and Market streets. It also resulted in 35 quality of life summonses, 63 traffic stops, two tows and five bicycle checks.
Drugs and money also were also seized, including cocaine, 51 decks of heroin, 15 bags of marijuana, 191 prescription pain pills and several hundred dollars in cash.
Ambrose says this is the first in a series of operations aimed at addressing activities that have a negative impact on Newark residents. He says uniformed and plainclothes officers will be involved in the effort.
The intersection is a block from the Prudential Center and about seven blocks from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
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