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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.

Parsippany Police say two men were arrested during a Sunday drug bust that yielded large quantities of crack cocaine and heroin at the Knoll Gardens apartment complex.

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. 

clyde donovan December 12, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Maybe they can get the mayor to write a letter to the judge describing what fine,upstanding, young men they are.
Sick of the trolls December 12, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Oh, whatsamatter "clyde," are you bummed out because they busted your suppliers? Do you need to go find some more rocks? How will you get your fix now?
Frank Drebin December 12, 2012 at 10:56 PM
That a good one Clyde. Next is a job for them at the water department
Mike December 12, 2012 at 11:12 PM
You will see the effect of this bust when the kids in the high schools start sweating and shaking.
Scott Dean December 12, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Frank,did you ever find time to investigate the town employee arrest for drugs and theft? I think his name was Rossi wasnt he tied to some of the officials children in town?
Sick of the trolls December 13, 2012 at 03:00 AM
What the hell, "Frank," these guys were right under your nose! How could you let this go on? Or was it your crack police work that lead to these arrests and you're too modest to take the credit? Come on "Frank," man up and admit that you stumbled upon their operation while posing as a guidance councilor at the high school in another of your hilarious hijinks.
Darch December 13, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Daniel Wendt should be in jail for the other two or three crimes he commited previously! Why is this kid on the streets he should be in jail for attempted murder for selling these highly addictive and deadly drugs to the kids in our town! Why are the cops not on this kid every second of the day? I know it's not up to the police to convict and jail this kid but come on what is going on here? Not to mention the fact that maybe just maybe by being in jail this kid could have been rehabilitated to some degree or have the crap kicked out of him enough to stop all the BS he was involved in. Now he will face a much larger sentence ..trust me I have no sympathy for him but our system is so screwed up! How many kids need to die from this epidemic in our town and who knows maybe one of them who did die bought drugs from this idiot!
Pete December 13, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Nice splashy headlines for the bust of two trivial, street-level dealers. OK, these punks should be taken off the streets -- and yes, they ought to have had cops on them thicker than flies on a dropped ice-cream cone every minute -- but unless they incriminate their suppliers, there will be two or three similar punks willing to take on the job by tomorrow.
James December 13, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Tolga Geezer has been a stain on the Lake Hiawatha community for quite some time. Its about time this low life goes to jail.
Darch December 14, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Unfortunately Parsippany Is too interested in keeping their "best town" in NJ status and collecting fines from people who can't even pay them instead of locking these punks up! Go to a Parsippany Municipal court session and you will be knocked over by the slaps on the wrists that these kids are getting...Maybe the judge and prosecutor should be locked up for not following the law ! Ive seen kids busted 2 - 3 times with none of these consequences except for a fine! Its no wonder the cops don't care why should they work so hard to bust these kids if they end up back on the street anyway! Our new town slogan should be: Parsippany: Paterson with a Bright Shiny Wrapper!
Darch December 14, 2012 at 03:15 PM
NJ State Law: Possession of Narcotics / Controlled Substances For possession of other drugs, including Possession of Cocaine/Crack, Heroin, Meth / Methamphetamines, Speed, or LSD/Acid, Ecstasy, GBH, MMDA, or any other illegal narcotic, stimulant, hallucinogen, opiate, or depressant, First Offense: From 3-5 years in jail Fines from $1000-$25,000 Loss of driver's license mandatory drug rehabilitation and education programs Again, these maximum penalties are possible under NJ law for a first offense drug possession charge. For a second or subsequent offense, the risk of stiffer sentencing becomes even greater. Other Drug Possession Penalties There are also New Jersey drug laws that state that the police may confiscate your car if they find any "controlled dangerous substance". Getting the best defense from a top lawyer can help lessen the risk of the harshest penalties.
Mike December 20, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Get the dogs in the schools. If these are just past graduates most likely they are feeding the drugs to the kids. There must be low level suppliers in the schools to help out their friends that just got busted.

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