HAMILTON, NJ -- A Hamilton man who allegedly used two residences was arrested on Wednesday after investigators found large caches of heroin at both homes and in a vehicle. On Friday, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced the arrest of Bryan Capellan, 31, of Hamilton, after a month-long investigation by the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force led to the seizure of more than $100,000 in heroin, fentanyl, marijuana, and cash.
According to the Mercer County Prosecutor, on December 18, detectives with the MCNTF initiated surveillance of Capellan in addition to two Hamilton residences he utilizes. Detectives executed search warrants at both locations during which Mercer County Prosecutor’s Sergeant Joe Angarone utilized his K9 partner Bela to conduct drug searches. Bela gave positive indications for the presence of a narcotics in a 2007 Crown Victoria located at the residence in the 100 block of Marshall Avenue.
During the search, detectives located 11,650 bags of heroin, 400 grams of raw heroin, 50 grams of fentanyl, three grams of marijuana and $19,291 in cash. The total amount of heroin seized has a street value of approximately $107,000 and the street value of the fentanyl is estimated at a street value of $800.
Capellan was arrested at his Hamilton residence on Deutz Avenue and charged with first-degree narcotics offenses.
Officers with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, and the Hamilton, Princeton and Trenton police, under the command of the prosecutor’s Special Investigations Unit, assisted with the investigation.
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