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Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Division receives NJ Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association Award

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Division has been presented with the Guns, Gangs & Drugs Law Enforcement Award by the New Jersey Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association. The award was presented to Prosecutor Fredric Knapp on September 3, at their 2020 Training Conference in Atlantic City.

The award highlights the accomplishments of the agencies involved in “Operation Carrera,” including the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Parsippany Troy-Hills Police Department Special Enforcement Unit/ Investigative Division and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office. Members of the MCPO received individual awards. Those recognized by the NJNEOA include Assistant Prosecutor Erin Callahan, Det. Supervisor Stephanie Merced, Det. Supervisor Ramon Lopez, Det. Kerri Griffin, Det. Jimmy Atoche, and TFO Danny Corrales.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office was recognized for its vigorous drug enforcement efforts, exhibiting a high degree of professionalism, integrity and dedication above and beyond the call of duty.

“Members of the Morris County Narcotics Task Force have been regularly recognized for excellence by the NJNEOA. Those who were named today have made outstanding contributions to narcotics interdiction along with our law enforcement partners. It was my honor to be present at the awards ceremony, along with fellow prosecutors from across the State,” Knapp said.

The NJNEOA is comprised of about 2,000 members, including federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement, as well as educators, doctors, probation officers, attorneys, and pharmacists.

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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