A judge maintained the high bail amounts for two men accused of running a major cocaine distribution operation out of Morristown, NJ.
A Morris County Superior Court judge denied a request to reduce bail amounts for the two defendants after prosecutors successfully argued that there is strong evidence in the case. As a result, the defendants’ bail amounts remained at $400,000 and $350,000, respectively.
One of the suspects is believed to be a gang member who processed and repackaged large amounts of cocaine that he obtained from the other suspect in the case.
Police arrested the men after an undercover narcotics detective allegedly purchased cocaine from the men on multiple occasions. According to police, the detective purchased five ounces of bulk cocaine with a street value of approximately $55,000.
The two defendants now face multiple drug charges, including distribution of cocaine and distribution of cocaine within 500 feet of a public housing complex. Another suspect, the girlfriend of one of the defendants, has also been charged in the case. Prosecutors believe that she helped facilitate the criminal enterprise by leasing the apartment that one of the men used as a base of operations.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Bail Kept at $400K and $350K for Pair Accused of Running Morristown Cocaine Operation.“
If you are facing drug charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.