Police: Bayonne sandwich shop closed after owner caught with heroin, a knife, baton and gun


A Bayonne sandwich shop has been ordered to at least temporarily cease all operations after the owner was caught with heroin, a knife, a baton and a hand gun inside the business, police said.

Saks Off Broadway. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Arthur Saks, 31, of Bayonne, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin), possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of CDS paraphernalia with intent to distribute, possession of hypodermic syringes, illicit use of a cell phone, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon (knife and hand gun), and possession of weapons involved in a CDS offense, according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.

Saks was taken into custody around 6:44 p.m. on Thursday from his sandwich shop, Saks Off Broadway, located at 324 Broadway.

Detectives from the Bayonne Police Detective Bureau and Narcotics Unit had been investigating the possible sales of narcotics out of Saks Off Broadway by the owner, Arthur Saks.

The investigation culminated two days ago with the arrest of Saks at the sandwich shop, where detectives recovered approximately 33 glassine bags of heroin, several items of narcotic paraphernalia used to package CDS, several hypodermic syringes, a knife, an
expandable baton, and a .38 caliber revolver from within the shop, authorities said.

During the investigation, detectives also notified the City of Bayonne Environmental Health Specialist due to observed unsanitary conditions of the restaurant.

As a result, the restaurant was ordered to cease all operations until further notice, officials said.

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