Police & Fire

Warren Man Arrested with Kilos of Cocaine and Heroin Valued Over $1 Million

Warren Man Arrested with Kilos of Cocaine and Heroin Credits: SCPO

SOMERVILLE, NJ -  Ten kilos of cocaine, two kilos of heroin, and $291,147 cash allegedly were seized from the residence of a Warren Township man, according to a statement released by authorities today.

The ten kilos of cocaine seized has an approximate street value of $1,000,000 in U.S. currency and the two kilos of heroin have a street value of $200,000, according to authorities.

Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Timothy M. Fitzgerald and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane today announced the arrest of Charles Lewis, age 42, of Sneider Road, Warren.

Sign Up for E-News

Soriano said that on December 18, as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation regarding the distribution of cocaine by Charles Lewis, members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force, along with the Warren Township and Bound Brook police departments, executed a search warrant on Lewis’ residence. 

As a result of the search, detectives reportedly seized 10 kilos of cocaine, two kilos of heroin, and $291,147 in U.S. Currency from the defendant’s residence, according to the announcement. 

Lewis was charged with Possession of CDS (Cocaine) with the Intent to Distribute, 1st Degree, Possession of CDS (Heroin) with the Intent to Distribute, 1st Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, 2nd Degreeand Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Disordely Persons Offense.

Defendant Charles Lewis was lodged in the Somerset County Jail with bail set by the Honorable Robert Reed, J.S.C. at $250,000 cash or bond.          

NOTE: We are required by the Rules of Court to include herein a statement explaining that the charges are merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

Youth Leadership Somerset Accepts Applications for 2018-19 Program

April 16, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Monday, May 16. 

“Somerset County is ...

Travels Spotlight - New Brunswick Ciclovia opens 2018 Season

April 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all. 

Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets and offering programming for all to enjoy. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, April 21, 10:00 AM

Somerset County 4-H, Bridgewater

4-H Spring Carnvail

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, April 22, 9:00 AM

White Oak Park, Branchburg

Raritan Valley Habitat Youth Rainbow Run

Giving Back

Dream Kitchen Tour and Food Tasting on April 27 Supports Diva For a Day Foundation

April 20, 2018

Diva For a Day Foundation is hosting a Dream Kitchen Tour and Food Tasting from 11 am. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 27.

This self-guided tour will permit you and your friends to preview eight kitchens in private homes in Basking Ridge and Bernardsville. Each home will offer a complimentary tasting specially prepared by local restaurants.

Participants may pick up their entry wristband and tour ...