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Man arrested on drug, weapon charges after eight-week long drug investigation in Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) –  An eight-week long investigation into the alleged distribution of CDS in the Phillipsburg area has led to the arrest of a 36-year-old Phillipsburg man, according to Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer.

The New Jersey State Police, Phillipsburg Police Department and Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant on February 5, at 466 South Main St. Apt. 2B in Phillipsburg with the assistance of the Pohatcong Police Department, Hackettstown Police Department and Washington Township Police Department resulting in the arrest of Matthew Williams, Pfeiffer said.

During the search, police confiscated heroin, Xanax pills, synthetic marijuana, marijuana, a loaded firearm and an imitation handgun, Pfeiffer said.

Williams was charged with two counts third-degree distribution of heroin, three counts of third-degree possession with intent to distribute heroin, one count of second-degree possession of a weapon while committing a drug offense, one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, one count of disorderly persons offense possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count of fourth-degree possession of an imitation firearm.

The second-degree offenses carry a maximum of 10 years New Jersey State Prison, the third-degree offenses carry a maximum of five years New Jersey State Prison, the fourth-degree offenses carry a maximum of eighteen months New Jersey State Prison and the disorderly person’s offenses carry a maximum of 180 days Warren County Correctional Center.

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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