Police in Morristown NJ arrested man suspected of possessing heroin and crack cocaine in the vicinity of Morristown High School.
According to police, the 32-year-old Morristown man was near both Morristown High School and the public housing complex Manahan Village when police officers tried to detain him.
Criminal complaints, which were filed in Morris County Superior Court, indicated that the suspect attempted to avoid detection when he discarded a sock filled with illegal narcotics.
Police officers eventually caught up with the suspect and placed him under arrest. He was then charged with multiple counts of heroin possession and crack cocaine possession. He was also charged with drug distribution offenses, including possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.
Since the suspect was allegedly in the area of Morristown High School when police detained him, he faces enhanced charges and penalties if convicted.
Additionally, the suspects could be subject to enhanced penalties because he was allegedly within 500 feet of public housing at the time of the offense.
After the suspect was placed under arrest and charged with the slew of drug offenses, he was transported to nearby Morris County Jail. He is being held at the facility on a $250,000 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, check out the DailyRecord.com article entitled “Cops: Man Had Heroin, Crack by Morristown High School.”
If you are facing heroin or cocaine possession charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.