Mercer County Narcotics Task Force Seizes Weapons, $22,500 in Heroin
The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force concluded a two-month investigation this week with an arrest and seizure of $ 22,500 in heroin and three guns, Mercer County Attorney Angelo J. Onofri reported.
According to Prosecutor Onofri, members of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and other law enforcement agencies were executing search warrants at multiple locations in Ewing and Hamilton at around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12.
The target of the investigation, Justin Hill, was arrested while hitchhiking in Ewing Township.
Prosecutor Onofri said he was found to have hidden a 9mm semi-automatic pistol in his waistband. Two heroin stones were discovered on the center console of the Jeep Cherokee he was operating.
Prosecutor Onofri said a search of 43 N. Johnston Avenue in Hamilton revealed 150 stones of heroin in a bedroom on the second floor and an automatic firearm with a silencer and a 30-round magazine on the living room floor.
Detectives conducting a search warrant at Hill’s residence on Conway Avenue in Ewing found an AR15 rifle with no serial number, a 60-round magazine drum, a 30-round pistol magazine, and numerous rounds of rifle ammunition.
Cash for the amount of US $ 1,048 was also seized during the investigation. Prosecutor Onofri said the heroin seized has an approximate street value of $ 22,500.
Prosecutor Onofri said Hill, 33, has been charged with first and second degree narcotics and gun offenses and has been detained at the Mercer County Correction Center detention center pending a hearing.