RNJ News Department

Warren County man charged in heroin distribution investigation, heroin and marijuana seized

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A two-month long investigation into the distribution of heroin in the Phillipsburg area has led to the arrest of a Phillipsburg man, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s office.

On Thursday, Phillipsburg Police, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Unit and the Warren County Tactical Team executed a narcotics search warrant in Phillipsburg, prosecutor’s office said.

As a result of the search, 97 folds of heroin and more than 50 grams of marijuana were seized, prosecutor’s office said.

Raymond Carter, 59, was charged with four counts of third-degree possession of heroin, three counts of third-degree distribution of heroin, five counts of third-degree possession with the intent to distribute heroin, fourth-degree violation of a temporary restraining order and fourth-degree possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana.

Each third-degree offense carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and/or a fine of $75,000 for distribution and $75,000 for possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance. Each third degree possession offense carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and/or a fine of $35,000. Each fourth degree offense carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 18 months and/or a fine of $15,000.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook