A 27-year-old Dover man was arrested Wednesday after a monthlong investigation revealed that he was producing cocaine in a lab in his kitchen, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Seven (7) ounces of cocaine were found in his kitchen, along with equipment used for “pressing, bagging, and blending the drug.” A loaded semiautomatic handgun was also found. Additionally, when the defendant was arrested, he was also found to be in possession of 20 grams of cocaine in his underwear, which he was allegedly planning to distribute (the cocaine, not the underwear). The defendant has prior convictions for robbery and weapons possession.

He is charged with nine counts overall, including four charges in Dover, including a charge of operating a cocaine manufacturing facility and weapons possession charge. He also faces five charges in Roxbury, which include distribution of cocaine and conspiracy to distribute. He is being held at the Morris County Jail in lieu of $400,000.00 bail.

For additional information, please see the Star-Ledger article entitled, “Prosecutor: Dover Man was Operating Cocaine Production ‘Lab’ in His Kitchen.”