SOMERVILLE, NJ - Ten kilos of cocaine, two kilos of heroin and $291,147 in cash were seized from the residence of a Warren Township man, according to a statement released by authorities today.
The 10 kilos of cocaine seized have 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.
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, 42, of Sneider Road, in Warren.
Soriano said that on Dec. 18, as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation regarding the distribution of cocaine by 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 defendant Lewis’s residence.
As a result of the search, detectives seized 10 kilos of cocaine, two kilos of heroin, and $291,147 in U.S. currency from the Lewis's residence.
Lewis was charged with possession of Cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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.