Parsippany NJ police arrested three men who allegedly engaged in a drug and counterfeiting scheme in a local parking lot.
Law enforcement began their investigation into the suspects after a person came forward and claimed to be a victim of one of the suspects. According to the victim, the suspect robbed and pistol-whipped him in Morristown, New Jersey.
Parsippany police worked with the victim to conduct a sting operation. Authorities arranged a drug transaction with the suspect. According to officials, the suspect agreed to sell marijuana and cocaine to the cooperating witness.
When the suspect showed up at the parking lot in Parsippany, he was met by Parsippany police officers. The suspect was reportedly joined by the other two suspects when he arrived at the meeting site.
Police searched the suspect’s vehicle and allegedly found marijuana and counterfeit money. Additionally, a loaded handgun reportedly fell from the lap of one of the suspects.
The suspects include a 23-year-old from East Orange NJ, a 26-year-old from Morristown, and a 30-year-old from Morristown, New Jersey.
All three suspects have been charged with marijuana distribution, unlawful possession of a weapon, and forgery. Additionally, one of the suspects has been charged with attempted robbery.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “3 Charged in Alleged Drug and Counterfeiting Scheme, Report Says.”