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Somerset Men Indicted on Attempted Murder, Weapons, Drug Charges

Remain incarcerated at Somerset County Jail

Luis Carreon, left, and Pablo Hernandez-Garcia, both of Somerset, were indicted on attempted murder, weapons and drug charges. Photos courtesy of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

Luis Carreon, left, and Pablo Hernandez-Garcia, both of Somerset, were indicted on attempted murder, weapons and drug charges.
Photos courtesy of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Two Somerset men were indicted Aug. 28 on drug-related, weapons and attempted murder charges.

A Grand Jury returned indictments on multiple charges against Pablo Hernandez-Garcia, 26 and Luis Carreon, 24 in connection with a July incident in the township.

The two face charges of 1st Degree attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder,  2nd Degree counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a handgun, conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm while possessing CDS with intent to distribute. Both men are also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, which is a disorderly persons offense, police said.

The pair were arrested July 12 in a township hotel following a one-day investigation into an incident on Coventry Lane. Police were called to the Coventry Lane address on July 11 on a report of shots being fired at a house there. An investigation revealed Carreon and Hernandez-Garcia to be suspects in the incident.

The men were arrested without a struggle, police said. A search of their hotel room revealed an empty .45 caliber Smith & Wesson magazine, police said. A search outside the room, directly below its third-floor window, revealed more than a half-ounce each of heroin and cocaine, two handguns, packaged cocaine, numerous rounds of ammunition, three cell phones, a digital scale, sifters, empty sandwich bags, rubber bands, empty vials and empty wax folds, police said.

Police said the drugs were given a street value of about $8,000.

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