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Man arrested after seven-week long drug investigation in Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A seven-week long investigation into the alleged distribution of cocaine in Phillipsburg has led to the arrest of a Warren County man, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

On October 25, a search warrant was executed on a 2011 Ford pickup truck, driven by 33-year-old Eugene Burnham of Phillipsburg, in the area of Ivy Alley in Phillipsburg resulting in the seizure of over a half ounce of cocaine, authorities said.

As a result of the investigation, the Easton Police Department executed a search warrant at 548 West Berwick Street in Easton PA, and seized over 138 grams of cocaine and $23,577 in US currency, prosecutor’s office said.

Burnham was charged with two counts of second-degree distribution of cocaine, three counts of second-degree possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and two counts of second-degree possession with the intent to distribute within 500 feet from a public park. He was then transported to the Warren County Correctional Facility.

Charges related to any Pennsylvania criminal activity will be handled by the Easton Police Department

The investigation was conducted by the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, with the assistance of the Phillipsburg Police Department, Hackettstown Police Department, New Jersey State Police, Washington Township Police Department, and Greenwich Township Police Department.

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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