NJ State Police Allegedly Find Heroin, Guns During Trenton Drug Raid
By Davis Law Firm | April 19, 2017
Trenton NJ police recently conducted a major investigation that culminated in a drug raid at three local residences.
The Trenton Police Department and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office launched the investigation after receiving word of illegal drug dealing out of a home located on Walnut Avenue. Detectives then spent more than a month investigating the alleged drug activity and found evidence that multiple people were also distributing drugs out of two residences located on Jarvis Place in Trenton, NJ.
Authorities obtained search warrants for the three Trenton houses and conducted drug raids. The raids were carried out by multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Trenton Police Department, the NJ State Police Gangs and Organized Crime Central Unit, the NJ State Police TEAMS Central Unit, the NJ State Police K-9 Unit, the NJ State Police Crime Suppression Central Unit, the NJ State Police Fugitive Unit, and the US Marshals Service.
During the searches of the homes, police allegedly found a large quantity of narcotics, including four bundles of heroin, 15 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Other evidence of drug distribution reportedly included almost $26K in cash believed to represent the proceeds of illegal drug sales.
Police officers also allegedly discovered a cache of weapons inside the houses, including a Smith & Wesson .357 revolver, a Lorcin .380 semiautomatic handgun, a Mossberg sawed-off pump action shotgun, swords, knives, a machete, and metal knuckles. The firearms were reportedly loaded with ammunition.
Trenton Suspects Charged with Drug Crimes, Money Laundering
Trenton NJ police arrested five people in connection with the alleged drug activity. All five suspects are Trenton residents and all five face criminal charges for distribution of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of a weapon. Additionally, two of the suspects have been charged with money laundering.
The suspects charged with the fraud offense of money laundering were remanded to the Mercer County Jail, while the other suspects were released without needing to post bail. All of the men will face the possibility of indictment by a grand jury in Mercer County Superior Court.
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