Major Mercer County Bust Results In Seizure Of $270k Worth Of Cocaine And Heroin

Jamiesfeast – According to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, Terrance Young, a 34-year-old resident of Ewing, was apprehended on Tuesday, January 30th, during the sting operation.

The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force, along with support from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ewing, Hamilton, and Trenton police, carried out the investigation.

After the police obtained a search warrant, they went to Young’s Perry Drive residence and took him into custody without any trouble. Following this, the detectives carried out another search warrant at a public storage facility on Quaker Bridge Road in Hamilton Township.

Detectives found around 790 grams of powder cocaine, 110 grams of raw heroin, and 50 bricks of heroin packaged for sale inside Young’s unit, along with 50 grams of fentanyl and various narcotics paraphernalia. This included a hydraulic press, a digital scale, and packaging materials, according to Onofri.

During the investigation, detectives uncovered another storage unit being used by Young. They obtained additional warrants and proceeded to search a unit located on Parkside Avenue in Ewing. To their surprise, they stumbled upon a significant amount of illicit substances, including approximately 1,200 grams of heroin, 400 grams of powder cocaine, 50 grams of methamphetamine, and 50 grams of fentanyl. In addition, they also discovered 28 ecstasy pills, four handguns, an assault weapon, six high-capacity magazines, a hydraulic press, and various drug packaging materials. Onofri shared these findings, emphasizing the magnitude of the illegal operation.

Young faced a range of charges, including 38 counts of narcotics and weapons offenses of varying degrees.

He was detained at the Mercer County Correction Center.

Onofri stated that the seized narcotics have an estimated street value of around $269,800.

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