NEWTON, NJ—A Newton man is facing charges after Newton Police Department detectives and the Sussex County Narcotics Task Force picked him up after a two week investigation. On September 24, around 11:06 a.m. Nonie Toler, 59 of Newton was arrested on drug related charges, police said.

Following up on a number of anonymous complaints about drug activity on the school street, they executed a search warrant at Toler's Halsted Street residence finding approximately 120 bags of heroin and two grams of crack cocaine were seized, along with $9,246, police said.

During the investigation, detectives determined that the distribution point for narcotics in the area was a residence on Halsted Street, which led to the execution of a search warrant and an arrest.

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Toler was charged with the following offenses:

  • 5 counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance - heroin,
  • 5 counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within a 1000 feet of a School Zone,
  • 1 count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance -heroin,
  • 1 count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance -crack cocaine,
  • 2 counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance within a 1000 feet of a School Zone

Newton Municipal Court Judge James P. Sloan authorized the issuance of the Complaint Warrant for the arrest of Toler and he was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility per the Criminal Justice Reform Act.

Involved were detectives from the Newton Police Department and the Sussex County Narcotics Task Force, along with detectives from the Franklin Borough Police Department, Hopatcong Borough Police Department, New Jersey State Police CAP (County Assistance Program), Sussex County Sheriff's Office, and the Sussex County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit.