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Heroin, crack cocaine, cash seized in Newton drug bust

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A 59-year-old Newton man faces drug charges following a two-week investigation into alleged drug activity in the area of Halsted Street, authorities said.

The Newton Police Department received several anonymous complaints about drug activity in the area of Halsted Street. During the investigation, Detectives determined that the distribution point for narcotics in the area was a residence on Halsted Street, which led to the arrest and the execution of a search warrant.

On Thursday, Sept. 24, at 11:06 a.m., Detectives from the Newton Police Department and the Sussex County Narcotics Task Force arrested Nonie Toler and was charged with the five counts of third-degree distribution of heroin, five counts of third-degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within a 1000 feet of a school zone, one count of third-degree possession with intent to distribute heroin, one count of third-degree possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, and two counts of third-degree possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance within a 1000 feet of a school zone.

Toler was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility per the Criminal Justice Reform Act.

As a result, approximately 120 bags of heroin, approximately 2 grams of crack cocaine, and $9,246 were seized.

Detectives from the Newton Police Department and the Sussex County Narcotics Task Force were assisted by Detectives from the Franklin Borough Police Department, Hopatcong Borough Police Department, New Jersey State Police CAP (County Assistance Program), Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, and the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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