PARSIPPANY — During the months of October 2015 and November 2015 members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department received information concerning the belief that synthetic drugs were being distributed from within the Video Boutique, located at 100 Route 46.
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The investigation resulted in the October 11, 2016 seizure of over one hundred (100) packages of synthetic drugs from within the store.
Criminal warrants were issued for Gamage Jayantha, Parsippany, an employee of the store, and Jeffrey Namer of Livingston, the store’s owner.
Both defendants were charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Imitation CDS, Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Legend Drugs, Conspiracy to Distribute Toxic Chemicals, Possession of Imitation CDS with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Toxic Chemicals with Intent to Distribute, as well as multiple counts of Distribution of Imitation CDS, Distribution of Prescription Legend Drugs and Distribution of Toxic Chemicals.
Jayantha’s bail was set at $125,000 cash or bond. He was unable to post bail and is currently lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility.
Namer’s bail was set at $150,000 cash or bond. Upon his October 14, 2016 arrest, he immediately posted bail and was released.
Chief of Police Paul Philipps would like to thank the Parsippany Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit for their dedication and commitment during this investigation. He would also like to thank the Investigators from the NJ Office of Attorney General’s Consumer Affairs Enforcement Bureau, the Morris County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Section and K-9 units, and Detectives from the Morris County Prosecutors Office for assisting our Department.
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.