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Morris County Narcotics Task Force seizes 250 grams of cocaine, loaded handgun; 1 arrested

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit and Narcotics Task Force arrested a 30-year-old Parsippany-Troy Hills man and seized 250 grams of cocaine and a loaded handgun, according to Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

On May 4, members of the Narcotics Task Force conducted an operation that resulted in the arrest of Jeremy Mayes. In addition to the over 250 grams (1/4 kilogram) of cocaine recovered during this investigation, a loaded 9mm handgun, over $9,000 in US currency, hollow point bullets, two high capacity magazines and drug distribution paraphernalia were seized, Carroll said.

Mayes was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine) with the Intent to Distribute, in a quantity greater than five ounces, a crime of the first degree.
  • Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine), in a quantity greater than five ounces, a crime of the first degree.
  • 2 counts – Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine) with the Intent to Distribute, in a quantity greater than one-half ounce or more but less than five ounces, a crime of the second degree.
  • Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine), in a quantity greater than one-half ounce or more but less than five ounces, a crime of the second degree.
  • 2 counts – Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine) with the Intent to Distribute, in a quantity less than one-half ounce, a crime of the third degree.
  • 2 counts – Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine), in a quantity less than one-half ounce, a crime of the third degree.
  • 2 counts – Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine), in a quantity less than one-half ounce, a crime of the third degree.
  • Possession of a Firearm (.9mm handgun) with a loaded magazine, while in the course of distributing a controlled dangerous substance, a crime of the second degree.
  • Financial Facilitation of criminal activity (money laundering), a crime of the third degree.
  • Possession, with the intent to distribute, drug paraphernalia, a crime of the fourth degree.

“Our Narcotics Task Force has been successful in our covert and overt investigations into for-profit narcotics distributors thanks to the cooperative efforts of our chiefs of police and Sheriff James Gannon, who supply talented Task Force officers.  The men and women of our Special Enforcement Unit continue to work through the dangers of handling illicit narcotics, high risk operations and the current public health crisis, in our ongoing effort to improve the quality of life in Morris County,” Carroll said.

The Parsippany Troy-Hills Police Department, Long Hill Police Department, Wharton Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office had personnel assigned to the Narcotics Task Force during this investigation. Additionally, the Morristown Bureau of Police and Morris County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit assisted in this investigation.

 

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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