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Another major drug bust for the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force. This time, they seized more than $60,000 in cash and $30,000 worth of narcotics while conducting a search warrant on a Trenton apartment.
Based on the reports, the investigation was headed up by the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force but both the Trenton and Hamilton Police Departments were heavily involved. It appears that they were investigating the Defendant for at least the last six weeks prior to Monday’s raid. According to nj.com, when the officers breached the home, the Defendant tried to have his pit bull attack them. When that attempt failed, the Defendant surrendered without any further issues and was taken into custody. During the execution of the search warrant the officers uncovered 72 bricks of heroin, more than 500 Xanax and Oxycodone pills, a .45 caliber handgun and $60,377 in cash. The task force estimates that drugs seized had a street value of more than $30,000. As a result of their findings and their investigation, the Defendant was charged with various drug possession and drug distribution offenses as well as unlawful possession possession of a weapon and aggravated assault on a police officer charges. The Defendant was taken to the Mercer County Jail where he remains pending a detention hearing. If the Mercer County prosecutor’s office is successful during the detention hearing the Defendant will remain in the Mercer County Jail, without bail.
Charged with Distributing Heroin in Mercer County NJ
The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force was at it yet again this week. They have been actively investigating and prosecuting anyone and everyone that they believe is involved in distributing narcotics throughout the County for years now. The heroin abuse that has been sweeping through Mercer County has put everyone on high alert and has only served to increase the sense of urgency to investigate these types of crimes. As one would imagine, the desire to aggressively prosecute these types of crimes has and will continue to a priority. If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense like the possession of heroin, the distribution of marijuana, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon or any other offense for that matter in Mercer County, Proetta & Oliver can help. Our office serves all of Mercer County, including towns like Trenton, Hamilton, Ewing, Lawrenceville, West Windsor, East Windsor, Princeton and Hopewell. Please call our Hamilton office at 609-789-0779 for a free initial consultation.
For more information on this incident, please checkout nj.com’s article labeled, 30K in drugs, 60K in cash found in Trenton drug raid