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Morris County Narcotics Task Force, Mount Arlington Borough police seize loaded handgun, fentanyl pills; 2 arrested

MOUNT ARLINGTON BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit / Narcotics Task Force and the Mount Arlington Borough Police Department arrested two men and seized a loaded handgun and fentanyl pills, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

On October 13, members of the Narcotics Task Force and the Mt. Arlington Police Department conducted an operation that resulted in the arrests of Maurice A. Goodgame, AKA “Tony,” 26, of Landing (Mount Arlington) and Matthew Canfield, 18, of Mount Arlington, Carroll said.

The operation resulted in the seizure of a .45 caliber handgun loaded with hollow point ammunition, fentanyl pills, and approximately $10,000 US Currency, within Mt. Arlington Borough.

Goodgame was charged with the following crimes and lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing:

  • Third-degree possession of fentanyl
  • Third-degree possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl
  • Second-degree unlawful possession of handgun
  • Second-degree possession of a handgun while committing a controlled dangerous substance offense
  • Fourth-degree possession of hollow point bullets
  • Third-degree distribution of fentanyl
  • Third-degree money laundering e.
  • Second-degree certain person not to possess weapons

The State has filed a detention motion with the Court based on the above charges and the fact that Goodgame was enrolled in the Drug Court program at the time of his arrest, a violation of his participation, Carroll said.

Canfield was charged on a complaint summons with:

  • Third-degree possession of fentanyl

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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