Mother-Son Duo Arrested after Massive Doses of Cocaine Busted at Home in New Jersey; Authorities say More than 10K Doses Confiscated

On Tuesday, a mother and son from Newark were taken into custody after a series of early morning raids in the city, as well as one at an apartment in Bloomfield, yielded more than 10,000 vials of cocaine and another 640 grams of unpackaged coke, according to the officials.

According to a press release issued by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Edwin Medina, who is 32 years old, and his mother, Sandra Almodovar, who is 51 years old, have been charged with first-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute, possession of a handgun while committing a narcotics offense, and a variety of other drug-related offenses.

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According to the announcement, on Tuesday morning, detectives from the office’s narcotics task force investigated the apartment as well as four other sites in Newark that were not disclosed. During their search, they found 10,400 vials of the drug, unpackaged cocaine, and a 9-millimeter handgun with an extended magazine as reported by Daily Voice.

A total of approximately $17,600 in cash, three automobiles, and several items of high-end jewelry were discovered by the detectives, according to the office.

According to the officials, Medina and Almodovar were being held temporarily in the Essex County Jail in anticipation of their initial court appearances. The information regarding the attorney was not immediately accessible.

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