Police: Township Man Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges

A 23-year-old Somerset man was arrested Jan. 28 on drug and weapons charges after a joint investigation by township police and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police said Kenneth James of Lenox Place was found with $1,200 worth of marijuana, $300 worth of Ecstasy and $400 worth of methamphetamines as well as a Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 caliber revolver loaded with hollow-point bullets and a loaded .22 caliber JM Marlin revolver.

James was seen leaving his home at about 6:05 p.m. by a surveillance team comprised of the prosecutor’s Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force and the township’s Crime Suppression Unit, according to a release about the arrest.

James was stopped shortly after he left in his car and told of the narcotics investigation. Search warrants were executed for him, his car and his home, the release said.

The search of his car revealed 56 grams of marijuana, 9 Ecstasy pills and less than 1 ounce of methamphetamines.

Two more ounces of marijuana were found in James’ home, police said. Also found were 9 more Ecstasy pills and less than an ounce of methamphetamine, as well as the handguns.

James was charged with charged with 3rd Degree Possession of CDS (Marijuana) with the Intent to Distribute, 3rd Degree Possession of CDS (MDMA) Ecstasy, 3rd Degree Possession of CDS Methamphetamine, 4th Degree Possession of Hollow Point Bullets, 2nd Degree Possession of a Firearm while Committing a CDS Offense (2 counts), according to the release.

James remains in custody at the Somerset County Jail, Somerville.

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