Morris County Narcotics Task Force Makes Drugs and Guns Arrests

Morris County Correctional Facility

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces the arrest of three individuals stemming from an investigation into the illegal distribution of narcotics and firearms.

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Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp

This joint investigation was conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit/Narcotics Task Force and, the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, the Mt. Olive Police Department, the Dover Police Department, the Byram Police Department, the New Jersey State Police and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation culminated on Thursday, March 1, when several Court authorized warrants were executed and led to the seizure of two handguns, thirty-five rounds of ammunition, over one half ounce of cocaine, over six pounds of marijuana, drug distribution related paraphernalia and the profits of criminal activity in excess of $14,000 United States currency.

The following individuals were arrested as a result of this investigation:

Defendant: Naeem White

  • Two counts of first-degree unlawful possession of a weapon (Handgun) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5b(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5j.
  • Two counts of second-degree Certain Persons Not to Possess a Weapon (Handgun) in violation of  N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7b(1)
  • Two counts of second-degree possession of a weapon while committing a CDS related offense (Handgun), in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4.1a
  • Two counts of third-degree distribution of CDS within 1000 feet of a school zone (Cocaine) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7a
  • Two counts of third-degree possession of CDS with the intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school zone (Cocaine) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7A
  • Four counts of third-degree distribution of CDS (Cocaine) in violation of 2C:35-5a(1) and 5b(3).
  • Four counts of third-degree possession of CDS with the intent to distribute (Cocaine) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1) and 5b(3)
  • Four counts of third-degree possession of CDS (Cocaine) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1)
  • One count of third-degree distribution of CDS within 1000 feet of a school zone (Marijuana) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7a
  • One count of third-degree possession of CDS with the intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school zone (Marijuana) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7a
  • One count of third-degree receiving stolen property (Handgun) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7a
  • One count of fourth-degree distribution of CDS (Marijuana) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1) and 5b(12)
  • One count of fourth-degree possession of CDS with the intent to distribute (Marijuana) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1) and 5b(12)
  • Two counts of fourth-degree distribution of a weapon (Handgun) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9d
  • One count of a disorderly persons offense of possession of CDS (Marijuana) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(4)

Defendant: Christian Mojica

  • One count of first-degree unlawful possession of a weapon (Handgun) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5b(1)
  • One count of second-degree Certain Person Not to Possess a Weapon (Handgun) in violation of  N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7b(1)
  • One count of second degree possession of CDS with the intent to distribute (Marijuana) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1) and 5b(10)(b)
  • One count of fourth-degree possession of CDS (Marijuana) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(3)
  • One count of a disorderly persons offence of possession of drug paraphernalia, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2

Defendant: Darryl Riggs

  • One count of third-degree possession of CDS with the intent to distribute (Marijuana) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1) and 5b(11)
  • One count of fourth-degree possession of CDS (Marijuana) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(3)
  • One count of a disorderly persons offense of possession of drug paraphernali, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2

Pursuant to the Bail Reform law, Naeem White and Christian Mojica were lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a first appearance and pre-trial detention hearing.  Darryl Riggs charged on a summons complaint.

Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp wishes to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (Narcotics Task Force and its participating agencies), the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, the Mt. Olive Police Department, the Dover Police Department, the Byram Police Department, the New Jersey State Police and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office for their efforts related to this investigation.

Prosecutor Knapp said, “This joint investigation coordinated by our Narcotics Task Force resulted in the arrests of individuals responsible for distributing illegal firearms and drugs in our communities. The success of this investigation would not have been possible without the commitment of the law enforcement agencies who worked cooperatively with the Narcotics Task Force.”

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

 

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