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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Authorities find ecstasy, marijuana in two Hamilton homes

From police reporter Brian Dzenis:

HAMILTON — Detectives from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Investigations Unit recovered thousands of dollars in ecstasy and marijuana after raiding two Hamilton homes Friday morning.

Authorities hit a home on the 300 block of Sewell Avenue and arrested Tremayne Pickett, 28, and recovered 72 grams of ecstasy, a cutting agent for the ecstasy, two digital scales, a plastic bag full of empty pill capsules, 12 ounces of marijuana and $202 in cash. According the prosecutor’s office, the ecstasy was valued at $9,000 and the value of the marijuana was $3,000.

Authorities also raided a home on the first block of Annabelle Avenue and arrested 30-year-old Shakaar Johnson. In his home, detectives found $5,925 in cash, a loaded 16-gauge Mossberg shotgun, a military style flak jacket, two ecstasy pills and numerous empty pill capsules.

Both Pickett and Johnson received numerous narcotics-related charges, with Johnson also getting charged with possession of a weapon.


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