PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A month-long investigation into the alleged distribution of heroin in Phillipsburg has led to the arrest of a Phillipsburg man, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.
On July 9, Shadon McDowell was arrested and charged in connection with the possession and distribution of heroin. Heroin was purchased from McDowell on two separate occasions by a confidential informant, prosecutor’s office said.
A search warrant was executed at McDowell’s residence, located at 274 Mercer Street, by the Phillipsburg Police Department along with the assistance of the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, Mansfield Police Department, Hackettstown Police Department, Pohatcong Police Department and the New Jersey State Police, prosecutor’s office said.
McDowell was charged with one count of third-degree possession with the intent to distribute heroin, one count of third-degree distribution of heroin, and two counts of second-degree possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a park. He was lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility, prosecutor’s office said.
Each second-degree offense carries a maximum of 10 years in New Jersey State Prison and each third-degree offenses carries a maximum of 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.