Narcotics Task Force Make First Degree Drug Arrest and Seize Handgun

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ROXBURY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Marc Palanchi of the Roxbury Township Police Department announce the arrest of an individual for first-degree possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.

Members of the Roxbury Township Police Department and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit received information concerning an individual distributing illegal narcotics in Morris and surrounding counties. Roxbury Police Detectives and members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement/Narcotics Task Force initiated an investigation that resulted in the arrest of the individual, and the seizure of 200 grams of cocaine, over $17,000 in US currency, a handgun loaded with hollow point bullets, and a motor vehicle that was being used to transport the narcotics.

As a result of the investigation and seizures, Terrance T. Clemens, 41, Newark, was charged with the following:

  • One count of first-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine) with the Intent to Distribute.
  • One count of second-degree Certain Person not to have Weapons (Handgun).
  • One count of second-degree Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine).
  • One count of second-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute (cocaine).
  • Two counts of third-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine).

On March 30, Clemens was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a first appearance.

Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp wishes to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (Narcotics Task Force), the Roxbury Township Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office for their efforts related to this investigation.

Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a Court of law.

 

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