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.
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.