TRENTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Police assisted the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force (MCNTF) with a month-long investigation that concluded this week with the seizure of more than $46,000 in drugs and two handguns. According to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, detectives with the MCNTF executed search warrants at two Trenton residences on Tuesday evening that uncovered a massive stash illegal drugs.
One of the investigation’s targets, Kenneth Veal 31,Trenton, was located in a garage near his Ardmore Avenue residence and taken into custody without incident. A search of his home is said to have uncovered 15 bricks of heroin, 47 oxycodone pills, one gram of cocaine and half a pound of marijuana. An additional brick of heroin was allegedly found in a 2009 Audi CP used by Veal. As a result of the investigation, Veal was arrested and charged with second- and third-degree narcotics offenses.
Another search warrant was executed at a Greenwood Ave residence used by a second suspect, Titus Carver, Trenton. At that location, detectives reported finding a kilogram of ecstasy, two 9 mm handguns -- one of which had a defaced serial number -- ammunition and $5,733 in cash. Arrest warrants were issued charging Carver with first- and third-degree narcotics offenses and second- and fourth-degree weapons offenses. He remains at-large.
Onofri stated that the total amount of ecstasy seized has an approximate street value of $40,000. The heroin, marijuana, oxycodone and cocaine have approximate street values of $3,200, $2,000, $1,410 and $100, respectively.
Under the command of the prosecutor’s Special Investigations Unit, officers with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, and the Hamilton and Trenton police assisted with the investigation.
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