RNJ News Department

5 Warren County residents charged in meth trafficking investigation, meth and marijuana seized

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A month-long investigation into the alleged trafficking of methamphetamine in the Phillipsburg area has led to the arrest of 5 Warren County residents.

On Friday, the Phillipsburg Police Department, New Jersey State Police, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Unit, Warren County Hazardous Material Unit and the Warren County Tactical Response Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 948 Mill St in Phillipsburg, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

Methamphetamine, marijuana, paraphernalia and packaging, as well as items commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine were seized, Prosecutors Office said.

The following were charged:

Darren Ader, 21, of  Mechanic St in Oxford, was charged with one count of third-degree possession of methamphetamine and one count of third-degree possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Nikolas Sember, 19, of Mill St in Phillipsburg, NJ was charged with two counts of third-degree conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and one count of third-degree possession of methamphetamine.

Claudia Nething, 19, of Country Meadow Rd in Mansfield Twp, was charged with one count of third-degree possession of methamphetamine and one count of third-degree possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Devin McCabe, 18 of Morris Canal Trail in Washington, was charged with one count of third-degree possession of methamphetamine.

Mark Varga, 21, of  Adams Dr in Stewartsville, was charged with two counts of third-degree possession of methamphetamine and two counts of third-degree possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Each third-degree offense carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and/or a fine of $35,000 for possession and $75,000 for distribution or possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.

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By: Jay Edwards
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