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Man arrested after week-long drug investigation in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) –  A week-long investigation into the alleged distribution of cocaine, Xanax and marijuana in the Hackettstown area has led to the arrest of a 24-year-old Allentown, PA man, according to Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer.

On Nov. 2, the Hackettstown Police, Warren County Narcotics Task Force, Warren County Tactical Response Team, Washington Township (Warren County) Police, and New Jersey State Police executed a search warrant at a residence on Laurie Terrace in Hackettstown, where Christopher Cerrato was temporarily living, and during the search, police confiscated ecstasy, Xanax, Lorazepam, marijuana and US currency, Pfeiffer said.

Cerrato was charged with one count of third-degree distribution of cocaine, one count of third-degree possession with intent to distribute cocaine, one count of third-degree possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of third-degree possession with intent to distribute Xanax, one count of third-degree possession with intent to distribute ecstasy, one count of third-degree possession with intent to distribute Lorazepam, one count of third-degree possession of Xanax, one count of third-degree possession of ecstasy and one count of third-degree possession of Lorazepam.

Cerrato was lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility.

Each third-degree offense carries a maximum of five years in New Jersey state Prison.

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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