$5,000 in heroin and cocaine seized; three men arrested in Hunterdon County

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Authorities seized $5,000 worth of drugs and arrested three men during a joint narcotics investigation.

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, Readington Township Police Chief Sebastian Donaruma, and Clinton Township Police Department Officer in Charge Lieutenant Doug Higgins announced that a joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, & Narcotics Task Force, the Readington Township Police Department and the Clinton Township Police Department has led to the arrest of three individuals for narcotics offenses.

According to Prosecutor Kearns, “The joint investigation resulted in the arrest of Nicholas Rojas, 19, of Wayne, NJ. Rojas was charged with second degree distribute of CDS (cocaine) and third degree distribute of CDS (heroin). Rojas was lodged in the Somerset County Jail,”

Two ounces of cocaine and 500 decks of heroin, with a street value of $5,000, were seized during the investigation, Kearns said.

Also arrested as a result of this investigation was Jason Ovalles, 19, and Gerry Thomas, 28, both of Paterson, NJ. They were both charged with conspiracy to distribute CDS (cocaine), Kearns said.

Thomas was lodged in the Somerset County Jail and Ovalles was released on his own recognizance.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force at 908-788-1129.

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By: Jay Edwards
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