Over the past month, members of the Newark Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit have been investigating drug sales in Newark.
On May 12, 2021, two suspects, who were present to deliver drugs at the Super 8 Motel at 268 East Main Street in Newark, were taken into custody without incident. During a search of the suspects, officers seized:
As a result of the investigation, Newark Police have charged Anthony Brown Jr., 23, and Cheron Smith Lum, 19, both of Elkton, MD, with the following offenses:
Both suspects appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video. Brown was ordered to be held in default of $21,000 cash bail. He was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington. Smith Lum was released on $21,000 unsecured bail.