A Morris County Superior Court judge maintained high bail amounts for two men suspected of running a cocaine distribution operation out of Morristown, NJ.
Prosecutors allege that one of the suspects, believed to be a gang member, processed and repackaged bulk quantities of cocaine that he got from the other suspect.
The two suspects were arrested after an undercover narcotics detective allegedly participated in several drug transactions in which he purchased cocaine from the men. According to authorities, the detective bought five ounces of bulk cocaine with a street value of approximately $55,000.
The men requested lower bail amounts, but the bail for each of the suspects was maintained at $400,000 and $350,000, respectively. Prosecutors cited the lengthy investigation and strong evidence in the case as reasons for not lowering the bail amounts.
The two suspects face multiple drug charges, including distribution of cocaine and distribution of cocaine within 500 feet of a public housing complex.
A third suspect in the case has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, in addition to other charges. Prosecutors allege that she leased the apartment one of the men used as a base of operations for the cocaine enterprise.
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Bail Kept at $400K and $350K for Pair Accused of Running Morristown Cocaine Operation.“