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Warren County man charged in methamphetamine distribution investigation

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A two-month long investigation into the alleged distribution of methamphetamine in Phillipsburg has led to the arrest of a Phillipsburg man, according to Warren County First Assistant Prosecutor Michael McDonald.

On Tuesday, the Warren County Tactical Unit, Phillipsburg police, Pohatcong Township Police, Washington Township Police, NJ State Police, Warren County Sheriff’s Department, NJ State Police Hazardous Materials Response Unit, Warren County Hazardous Materials Unit, and the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant of a residence in Phillipsburg, McDonald said.

According to McDonald, methamphetamine, marijuana, and five firearms were seized during the search. Two of the firearms were previously reported stolen. McDonald said.

Thomas C. Tucker, 59, was charged with second-degree distribution of methamphetamine in a school zone, three counts of third-degree possession of methamphetamine, two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, two counts of third-degree distribution of methamphetamine, third-degree possession of THC oils, and possession of marijuana.

The second-degree offense carries a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years. The third-degree offense carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

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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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