HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Two Morristown residents were arrested following a narcotics investigation in Hanover Township, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.
On November 24, the Hanover Township Police Department received information regarding a package received at a hotel within their jurisdiction. The package was addressed to the hotel and found to contain approximately five hundred grams of methamphetamine, Carroll said.
The subsequent investigation resulted in the seizure of an additional one thousand grams of methamphetamine and over two ounces of GHB from two hotel rooms and a residence, Carroll said.
As a result of this investigation, it was learned that Barbara Maronpot, 67, and Christopher Gallaway, 48, were the intended recipients for the package containing five hundred grams of methamphetamine, Carroll said.
Maronpot and Gallaway were arrested and each charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute five ounces or more of methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute one-half ounce or more but less than five ounces of methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute less than one-half ounce of methamphetamine, three counts of possession of methamphetamine, one count of conspiracy to distribute GHB, one count of possession with intent to distribute GHB, one count of possession of GHB, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to distribute.
Gallaway remains lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing and Maronpot was released by the court pending trial, Carroll said.
This investigation, which resulted in the seizure of more than three pounds of methamphetamine, was conducted by the Morris County Narcotics Task Force and the Hanover Township Police Department.
The Morris County Hazardous Materials Response Team, the Denville Police Department, the Bernards Township Police Department, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit assisted during this investigation.