Three people have been arrested and five people charged after police took down a cocaine manufacturing business allegedly operating out of a Morristown, NJ apartment.
A months-long investigation culminated in the arrest of Morristown resident Jhana Wilfong, who is believed to have been importing and processing bulk amounts of cocaine out of his apartment. The multi-agency operation was named “Operation Splash Down,” in reference to Wilfong’s nickname of “Splash.”
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office narcotics task force infiltrated the drug operation with an undercover detective who got two of Wilfong’s alleged associates to sell him cocaine. Police said that the detective was also able to get Wilfong to directly engage in multiple transactions near the apartment.
Police said that Wilfong repackaged the cocaine and sold it near Manahan Village, a public housing complex in Morristown, NJ.
Wilfong has been charged with cocaine distribution, endangering the welfare of a child, and child abuse because his infant child was present in the apartment while he allegedly processed the cocaine. Wilfong could face enhanced penalties because he was on probation for prior drug-related offenses.
38-year-old Rosell, NJ resident Jetay D. Hutchins was also arrested because he allegedly provided Wilfong with bulk amounts of cocaine. Additionally, authorities are still looking for two men who were allegedly employed by Wilfong as street-level salesman.
After being arrested and charged, Wilfong was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $400,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “5 Charged After Undercover Investigation into Morristown Man’s Alleged Cocaine Operation.”
If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup for a free consultation about your case.