RNJ News Department

N.J. man arrested on gun, drug charges in Roxbury Twp.

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – An Essex County man is facing drug and weapon charges, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Marc Palanchi of the Roxbury Township Police Department.

The Roxbury Township Police Department along with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit received information concerning an individual distributing illegal narcotics in Morris and surrounding counties, Knapp said.

An investigation was conducted and resulted in the arrest of Terrance T. Clemens, 41, of Newark, NJ, Knapp said.

Authorities seized 200 grams of cocaine, over $17,000 in US currency, a handgun loaded with hollow point bullets, and a motor vehicle that was being used to transport the narcotics, Knapp said.

Clemens was charged with first-degree possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, second-degree certain person not to have handgun, second-degree distribution of cocaine, second-degree possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and two counts of third-degree possession of cocaine.

He was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility on March 30 pending a first appearance.

Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp wishes to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (Narcotics Task Force), the Roxbury Township Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office for their efforts related to this investigation.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook