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Wanted man arrested after Warren County standoff, drugs seized

ALLAMUCHY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A man who had been wanted by authorities in Pennsylvania has been arrested, New Jersey State Police Sergeant Alejandro Goez. Police found and seized heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine.

The New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit was contacted by the Pennsylvania State Police to assist with locating Korey Ball, 36, of Liberty Township who had been wanted by the PA State Police since August for drug delivery resulting in death, involuntary manslaughter, burglary, and other related offenses.

Through various investigative means, detectives determined that Ball was staying at a residence on Raven Drive in the Panther Valley section of Allamuchy Township, Goez said.

On November 24, members of the Fugitive Unit and United States Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force attempted to arrest Ball at the residence. When detectives arrived, Ball barricaded himself inside of the residence and after negotiating with detectives, he eventually surrendered and was arrested without incident, Goez said.

During the arrest, Ball was found in possession of various narcotics. As a result, members of the State Police Hazardous Materials Unit responded to seize the narcotics, Goez said.

Ball was charged with being a fugitive from justice, possession of heroin, possession of fentanyl, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstruction of justice. He was lodged at the Warren County Jail pending extradition to Pennsylvania.

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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