PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – An eight-week long investigation into the alleged distribution of heroin in the Phillipsburg area has led to the arrest of a 56-year-old Phillipsburg man, according to Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer.
Steve Lacewell was arrested and charged on Dec. 3 with two counts of third-degree distribution of heroin, two counts of third-degree possession with intent to distribute heroin, and two counts of third-degree possession of heroin, Pfeiffer said.
As a result of the investigation, a search was conducted by the Phillipsburg Police, Warren County Narcotics Task Force, Washington Township (Warren County) Police, Hackettstown Police, New Jersey State Police and Pohatcong Police at 567 South Main Street which resulted in the seizure of heroin and crack cocaine, Pfeiffer said.
Lacewell was lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility.
Each third-degree offense carries a maximum of five years in New Jersey state Prison.