According to authorities, the suspects were involved in a major drug ring.
The arrests came at the conclusion of a two-month investigation into the suspects. Police launched the investigation after learning that cocaine was being distributed in Chester Borough, New Jersey. The investigation included the Chester Borough Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit, and the prosecutor’s office Narcotics Task Force.
Once investigators had enough evidence on the suspects, they obtained a search warrant for a residence in the Long Valley section of Washington Township, NJ.
When police executed the search warrant and searched the home, they allegedly found 262 grams of cocaine, drug packaging and distribution materials, and $15,000 in cash.
Law enforcement also seized a large amount of cocaine. According to officials, the cocaine has a street value of more than $16,000.
Members of the Narcotics Task force arrested the four suspects at the scene.
Three of the suspects are from Long Valley NJ and are believed to have played major roles in the cocaine distribution ring. They include a 42-year-old man, his 19-year-old son, and a 24-year-old man. All three suspects have been charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine.
The three drug distribution suspects were taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility, where they are each being held on separate $250,000 bail amounts.
The fourth suspect is a 34-year-old man from Long Valley. He is not believed to have been involved in the drug distribution ring. He was charged with third degree possession of cocaine and subsequently released from police custody.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Father, Son Charged in Chester Coke Ring Bust.”