ROXBURY, NJ – A Newark man found in Roxbury with a lot of cocaine, a lot of cash and handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets was arrested and placed in the Morris County jail this week, authorities said Friday.
The man, Terrance Clemens, 41, was charged with first-degree possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi. They said he was also charged with a second-degree weapons possession charge, two second-degree charges related to cocaine and other crimes.
They said Clemens was found with 200 grams of cocaine, $17,000, “a handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets and a motor vehicle that was being used to transport the narcotics.”
In a statement, Knapp and Palanchi said Clemens was arrested after the Roxbury Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit “received information concerning an individual distributing illegal narcotics in Morris and surrounding counties.”
Roxbury detectives and members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement/Narcotics Task Force seized the cocaine, money, gun, bullets and the vehicle, authorities said.