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Search warrant leads to discovery of drugs amid kids’ toys, 2 arrested in Warren County

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – Two people are facing charges after a search warrant lead to the discovery of several drugs and dynamite, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

New Jersey State Police executed a search warrant on Nov. 14 in the 300 Prospect Street in Phillipsburg at the residence of Craig S. Jones, 28, and Alicia F. Trembler, 34, officials said.

As a result of that search, significant quantities of controlled dangerous substances were discovered alongside materials designed for the packaging, marking, and distributing of those substances, authorities said.

Much of the product was found among the toys of the their 3-year-old child, the prosecutor’s office said.

In total, law enforcement officers seized:

  • 102 Grams (3.6 ozs.) of fentanyl, which amounts to over 5,000 single doses and carries a street value of approximately $10,200;
  • 46 Grams (1.6 ozs.) of methamphetamine, possessing a street value of approximately $1,380;
  • 28 Grams (1 oz.) of cocaine, possessing a street value of approximately $1,820;
  • 2 transdermal fentanyl patches;
  • 5 pressed fentanyl pills;
  • 6 clonazepam pills;
  • 35 lorazepam pills;
  • 3 half-sticks of dynamite;
  • packing materials and stamps, and;
  • collapsible baton

Jones and Trembler were each charged with second-degree possession with intent to distribute cocaine, second-degree possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, fourth-degree unlawful possession of clonazepam, possession of drug Paraphernalia, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, fourth-degree possession of a prohibited weapon, third-degree possession of a destructive device, second-degree possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and first-degree maintaining or operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility.

Both were lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.

While being processed at the Warren County Correctional Facility, an additional quantity of narcotics were found secreted into a body cavity of Jones, officials said.

Jay Edwards

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