Mercer County Narcotics Task Force Seizes Over $250k Worth of Drugs

EWING, NJ (MERCER) – A comprehensive two-month investigation into the distribution of cocaine in Ewing Township reached its climax this week with a significant arrest and the confiscation of an astonishing $269,800 worth of narcotics, alongside four handguns and an assault weapon. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri released a report highlighting the successful outcome of this operation.

Terrance Young, a 34-year-old resident of Ewing, was apprehended on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. His arrest was the culmination of an extensive investigation led by the dedicated members of the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force, who received valuable assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ewing, Hamilton, and Trenton police departments. Following the execution of a search warrant at Young’s residence on Perry Drive, where he was detained without incident, detectives proceeded to a public storage facility on Quaker Bridge Road in Hamilton Township to conduct another search. Within Young’s storage unit, detectives made a startling discovery – approximately 790 grams of powder cocaine, 110 grams of raw heroin, 50 bricks of heroin packaged for sale, 50 grams of fentanyl, and various narcotics paraphernalia, including a hydraulic press, digital scale, and packaging materials.

During the course of the investigation, another storage unit associated with Young was identified. Detectives obtained additional warrants and proceeded to search a unit located on Parkside Avenue in Ewing. The search yielded even more illegal substances, including approximately 1,200 grams of heroin, 400 grams of powder cocaine, 50 grams of methamphetamine, 50 grams of fentanyl, and 28 ecstasy pills. Additionally, four handguns, an assault weapon, six high-capacity magazines, a hydraulic press, and drug packaging materials were also discovered within the unit.

Terrance Young now faces a total of 38 narcotics and weapons charges of varying degrees, all of which have been lodged against him at the Mercer County Correction Center. The prosecutor’s office has submitted a motion to detain Young pending trial.

According to Prosecutor Onofri, the combined street value of the seized narcotics is estimated to be approximately $269,800. This significant haul represents a substantial blow to the illegal drug trade in Ewing Township and the surrounding areas.

It is important to note that despite the charges brought against Young, all individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

In related news, a photograph of Terrance Young has been released to the public in an effort to aid any ongoing investigations or provide potential leads. The image can be viewed below.

Terrance Young, a 34-year-old resident of Ewing, was arrested on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

Please stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.

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