Two Mercer County residents were arrested after being stopped on County Route 571 near the intersection of Commonwealth Blvd. On October 29, 2019, members of the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) stopped a vehicle in the Circle K parking lot on County Route 571 for a motor vehicle violation. Through further investigation officers conducted a search of the vehicle and the two occupants. The search revealed approximately 430 bags of heroin, a quantity of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and over $1,100 in cash. The heroin recovered has an approximate street value of over $3,000.
The driver, 25 year old Jymeir Johnson of Trenton was charged with one count each of Conspiracy to Possess and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin, Failure to Surrender a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS), and Loitering to Distribute CDS. The passenger, 25 year old James Edwards was charged with one count each of Possession and Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Surrender a CDS, and Loitering to Distribute CDS.
Johnson and Edwards were released on summonses for the criminal charges and Edwards was released on his own recognizances for an unrelated outstanding warrant out of Trenton.
The $1,100 that was recovered as well as the 2005 Volvo S40 that was driven were seized, pending forfeiture. Also assisting in the investigation were members of the Manchester Township Police K9 Unit and Patrol Bureau.
Residents are reminded that drug tips can be reported to the Manchester Police anonymously at 732-657-6111 or online via the Department’s website, www.manchesterpolicenj.com, by clicking the “Tip Line” link.