Heroin, suspected drug cash all seized in Elmer raid, authorities say

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By Bill Gallo Jr. | For NJ.com 

Original article:  http://www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/2015/06/heroin_suspected_drug_cash_all_seized_in_elmer_rai.html#incart_river


Elmer, NJ

A borough man was jailed after authorities say they found numerous packets of heroin along with a prescription drug and cash allegedly from drug sales.

On Monday about 4:10 p.m., detectives from the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office’s Criminal Investigative Division along with member of the Elmer Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Broad Street, according to county prosecutor John T. Lenahan.

Emmanuel Anderson, 25, who lived at the site where the warrant was executed, was taken into custody after being found in possession of multiple packets of suspected heroin, Lenahan said.

Police then searched the site and found additional quantities of pre-packaged heroin along with multiple dosage units of the prescription drug clonazepam which were all seized.

Cash, which authorities believe were proceeds from drug sales, were also seized as part of the investigation, Lenahan said.

Anderson was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute in a quantity of less than one-half ounce, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute.

He was taken to the Salem County Correctional Facility in Mannington Township and held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

“This was a quality of life initiative in Elmer Borough and we intend to pursue these efforts throughout Salem County,” Lenahan said.

Elmer Police Chief Patrick Bryan agreed.

“Elmer has always been a small close community that is made up of friends and neighbors,” Bryan said. “It’s the goal of the Elmer Police Department to insure that remains this way and these acts will not be tolerated in our town.”