Heroin, Crack Found in Knoll Gardens Drug Bust, Cops Say
Two men, from Lake Hiawatha and Boonton, are being held in lieu of $200K bail each.
According to police, the Sunday afternoon bust turned up heroin, rock cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and items used in drug distribution.
Lake Hiawatha resident Tolga Gezer, 18, and 21-year-old Daniel Wendt of Boonton face charges including possession of controlled substances, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute and possession of a weapon in the commission of a crime, according to a PPD statement. They are being held at the Morris County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail each.
At about 3:49 p.m. Officers Anthony Morelli, Luke Costigan and George Tsimpedes responded to Knoll Gardens to investigate a report of young adult men acting suspiciously behind one of the apartment buildings, according to department spokesperson Ptlm. Earl Kinsey. The report said one of the men allegedly might have had a handgun.
Upon the officers' arrival, Kinsey said they stopped Gezer and Wendt near Building 1 in the complex. Police investigated and the men were placed under arrest, said the police statement.
Kinsey said Gezer and Wendt were found to have digital scales, 70 glassine bags of heroin packaged in 10-pack bundles, two bags of rock cocaine, one bag of crack cocaine, one baggie of crack cocaine packaged in capsules, 75 additional unfilled capsules, several more small plastic bags consistent with packaging and 22 grams of marijuana. He added the men also possessed three cell phones and $1,065 in cash.
No handgun was found at the scene, said Kinsey, but a folding knife was found.