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Elizabeth Men Who Kept Heroin in Their Apartment Face 10 Years in Prison

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Two city men were convicted of multiple drug offenses Tuesday after authorities last year found a stockpile of heroin and other narcotics in their apartment, officials said.

A jury handed down a guilty verdict for Alphonse Anderson, 35, and Levar Davis, 37, after a four-day trial before state Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced.

Both men will have to serve extended sentences because of previous drug distribution convictions and will face up to 10 years in state prison.

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A search warrant was issued for the two men’s apartment on Olive Street after a month-long investigation by the Elizabeth Police Department Narcotics Unit led by Detective Athanasios Mikros, Union County Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Dillon said.  

The Jan. 20, 2016 search turned up approximately 450 folds of heroin, 16 small bags of crack cocaine, marijuana and other drugs, according to Dillon, who prosecuted the case.

Anderson and Davis were arrested at the scene and indicted in June 2016 before the case went to trial, officials said.

Anderson was found guilty of a third-degree count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and third-degree possession with the intent to distribute. Davis was found guilty of the same charges, plus a third and fourth-degree drug offense.

The two men are scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 27 before Judge Kirsch.

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