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Troopers Find Drugs, Jewels, Guns in Newark Couple’s Fortified Home

A Newark couple has been arrested and faces a myriad of charges after authorities executing a search warrant found heroin, firearms and cash at the gated residence.

From left to right: Anthony Prince and Latoya Johnson of Newark. (Photo: NJ State Police)
From left to right: Anthony Prince and Latoya Johnson of Newark. (Photo: NJ State Police)

The residential search was carried out in connection with a narcotics investigation.

State Police said that on Thursday, Oct. 11 Anthony Prince, 41, of Newark, fled his Mercedes on foot when detectives attempted a motor vehicles stop. Troopers chasing Prince say they saw him toss objects on the ground which were later determined to be 59 bricks of heroin. Prince was apprehended and arrested.

After that, a search warrant was executed at Prince’s steel-gated Halstead Street residence in Newark. There, troopers found Latoya Johnson, 28, of Newark inside with two young children. Troopers discovered a large around of heroin, firearms and cash.

Anthony Prince and Latoya Johnson were both charged with drug, weapons offenses, Child Endangerment charges, Receiving Stolen Property, Maintaining a Fortified Structure and Evidence Tampering, State Police said.

Seized during the search warrant were:

  •  135 Bricks and 14 Bags of Heroin valued at  $67,640
  • One Intratec 9mm Machine Gun
  • One Cobray 9mm Machine Gun
  • One Ruger 9mm Handgun
  • One Taurus 9mm Handgun
  • One Taurus .45 caliber Handgun
  • $5,645 in cash
  • $43,500 in jewelry
  • Four cars including an Audi R8, five all terrain vehicles and one motorcycle. The total value of the vehicles is estimated at over $187,000
  • Five flat screen televisions
  • Home security system and monitors

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