NEWTON, NJ— A four-month investigation has ended with 15 drug arrests. Newton Police Detectives, working with the Sussex County Narcotics Task Force investigated drug use and distribution leading to multiple arrests at the Gateway Condos, on July 8, police said.

Police said during the investigation they saw in increases in overdoses and the need for Narcan.  The detectives determined an apartment in the complex on Sparta Avenue was the distribution point for drugs, including heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, suboxone and lysergic acid diethylamide known as LSD.

According to police, 15 people were arrested throughout the investigation and charged with several offenses.

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  • Kwamain L. Abraham, a 30-year-old, unemployed Newton man, was charged with: one count of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance - heroin, two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance -heroin, one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance - cocaine one count of  possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance -LSD and one count of witness tampering.
  • Karon C. Abraham, a 29-year-old, unemployed Newton man, was charged with: seven counts of distribution of controlled dangerous substance - heroin, one count of distribution of controlled dangerous substance cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance - heroin, one count possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance – cocaine.
  • Megan A. Becker, a 30-year-old, unemployed Newton woman, was charged with: one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance – cocaine,  one count of distribution of controlled dangerous substance –heroin and one count of endangering the welfare of children.
  • Joshua Sliker, a 34-year-old, unemployed Newton man, was charged with: three counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance – heroin, one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance – heroin, one count of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance – marijuana, three counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within  1000 feet of a School Zone, one count of endangering the welfare of  children.
  • Stacy K. Spencer, a 56 year-old, unemployed Newton man, was charged with: one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance – heroin, one count of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within  1000 feet of a School Zone and one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance -heroin.
  • Ronald Sliker, a 66-year-old, unemployed Newton man, was charged with: one count of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance – marijuana and one count of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 1000 feet of a School Zone.
  • Ryan E. Coyle, a 33-year-old Newton man, was charged with: two counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance – heroin and two counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 500 feet of a Public Building.
  • Jonathan M. Figueroa, a 25-year-old Newton man, was charged with: one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance -heroin, one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance crack -cocaine, one count of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance – heroin and one count of of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 500 feet of a Public Building.
  • Adam E. Fiedorczyck, a 27-year-old, Newton man was charged with: one count of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance – heroin.
  • William DeJesus, a 63-year-old, unemployed male, from Newton was charged with: one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance -heroin and one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance -crack cocaine.
  • Stephen M. Dagis, a 49-year-old, unemployed Fredon man was charged with: one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance -heroin.
  • Raymond L. Adams, a 30-year-old, unemployed man was charged with: one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance -heroin.
  • Caitlin Ream, a 30-year-old, unemployed Newton woman was charged with: one count of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance - suboxone and one count of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 500 feet of a Public Park.
  • Silvia Hourigan, a 33-year-old, unemployed Newton woman was charged with: one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance -suboxone and one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance in a Park Zone.
  • Scott O. Wilcox, a 28-year-old Fredon man, was charged with: one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance -cocaine and one count of being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance -cocaine.
  • Ronald Sliker, Fiedorczyk, DeJesus, Dagis, Adams and Wilcox were all issued complaint summonses and released, police said.

Newton Municipal Court Judge James P. Sloan issued the complaint warrants for the arrest of Abrahams, Becker, Joshua Sliker, Spencer, Coyle, Figueroa, Ream, and Hourigan, according to police.

All that were arrested and not released, were lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility per the Criminal Justice Reform Act.

Detectives from the Newton Police Department and the Sussex County Narcotics Task Force were assisted by Detectives from the Sparta Township Police Department, Franklin Borough Police Department, Hopatcong Police Department, Troopers from the New Jersey State Police CAP Program and the Sussex County Sheriff's Officer K-9 Unit.

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