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Warren County man arrested after heroin distribution investigation

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.

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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