According to law enforcement, three of the suspects were involved in a cocaine distribution ring.
The arrests were made at the end of a two-month investigation into the suspects. Authorities began the investigation after learning of cocaine being distributed in Chester Borough, NJ. The joint investigation was conducted by the Chester Borough Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit, and the prosecutor’s office Narcotics Task Force.
Once investigators obtained evidence of the suspects’ involvement, they executed a search warrant at a house located in the Long Valley section of Washington Township, New Jersey. A subsequent search of the residence allegedly turned up 262 grams of cocaine, drug packaging materials, drug distribution materials, and $15,000 in cash.
Additionally, police seized a large amount of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $16,000.
Members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task force placed the four suspects under arrest.
Three of the suspects reside in Long Valley and allegedly played major roles in the drug distribution ring. The suspects include a 42-year-old man, his 19-year-old son, and a 24-year-old man. All three suspects face charges for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine.
The three cocaine distribution suspects are being housed at the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown NJ on separate $250,000 bail amounts.
The fourth suspect is a 34-year-old man who lives in Long Valley. Police do not believe he was involved in the cocaine distribution ring. He faces charges for third degree possession of cocaine. After being arrested and processed, he was released from police custody with a pending court date.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Father, Son Charged in Chester Coke Ring Bust.”