HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A four-week long investigation into the alleged distribution of heroin has led to the arrest of a Paterson man, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.
On September 23, police executed a motor vehicle stop in Hackettstown and upon stopping the vehicle, the passenger was identified as Marquis L. Wedderburn, authorities said.
Wedderburn was arrested and a search of his person following the arrest yielded additional narcotics, authorities said.
The investigation, conducted by the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, with assistance from the Hackettstown Police Department, Washington Township Police Department, Mansfield Township Police Department and New Jersey State Police yielded over 1,000 packets of suspected heroin, authorities said.
Wedderburn was charged with two counts of second-degree distribution of heroin, and two counts of second-degree possession with intent to distribute heroin.
Wedderburn was lodged in the Warren County Jail and he is scheduled to appear before the Honorable H. Matthew Curry, J.S.C. on Wednesday, September 29 for a detention hearing.