According to authorities, the 32-year-old Morristown resident was in the area of Morristown High School and Manahan Village when police stopped him.
According to criminal complaints filed in Morris County Superior Court, the suspect tried to avoid being detected by discarding a sock filled with an undisclosed amount of drugs prior to being arrested.
The suspect was eventually apprehended and placed under arrest by Morristown police officers.
The suspect has been charged with multiple counts of heroin possession, crack cocaine possession, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.
Additionally, since the suspect was allegedly near Morristown High School at the time of the offense, he has been charged with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school. This enhanced charge carries additional penalties if the suspect is convicted.
Moreover, the suspect faces enhanced charges and penalties for intent to distribute within 500 feet of public housing because he was allegedly near the public housing complex Manahan Village when police detained him.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Jail. He is being held at the facility in lieu of $250,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, view the DailyRecord.com article entitled “Cops: Man Had Heroin, Crack by Morristown High School.”