HAMILTON, NJ — A a two-week investigation by the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force (MCNTF) led to the seizure of more than $400,000 in opioids, and the arrest of a Hamilton woman, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri.
In a statement Onofri announced that his office received information in October from U.S. Homeland Security Investigations regarding a package from India being delivered to a Hamilton residence on Hauser Avenue. Authorities identified a package en route containing hundreds of oxycodone pills, and federal and state search warrants were obtained.
At approximately 1:00 pm on November 1, the report states, the MCNTF initiated surveillance of Amanda Polom, 35, at her residence where the package was delivered. After Polom allegedly took custody of the narcotics, officers took her into custody and executed search warrants.
Detectives are said to have found 12,000 tramadol pills, 2,000 tapentadol pills, 530 oxycodone pills, and 20 bags of heroin. According ot the prosector's office, the seized pills have an approximate total street value of $436,000. Officers also seized 20 bags of heroin valued at $140.
Polom has been charged with four counts of second-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance and three counts of second-degree possession with the intent to distribute. She was released pending future court proceedings.
Under the command of the prosecutor’s Special Investigations Unit, the investigation was undertaken by officers with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, and the Hamilton and Princeton police.