COCAINE CHASE AROUND FLEMINGTON GRABS ONE TWO ESCAPE

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, and Flemington Borough Police Chief George Becker announced that one individual was arrested last evening while delivering one ounce of cocaine to a local residence. Tomas Aguilar-Torres, Age 28, of New Brunswick was arrested for possession with intent to distribute cocaine (second degree) and possession of cocaine (third degree).

According to Prosecutor Kearns, “The defendant was arrested by members of the Hunterdon County SWAT Team on Spring Street in Flemington Borough when he attempted to deliver the cocaine.” The Prosecutor added, “The defendant was dropped off by two unknown males who subsequently fled the area after abandoning their vehicle in a driveway off William Street in Flemington.

An intensive search by SWAT members and investigating officers along with a Readington Police K-9, was not successful. The K-9 lost the scent east of Route 31 in Raritan Township. SWAT cleared the immediate area and several unoccupied buildings. The subjects were subsequently tracked outside the County of Hunterdon. The street value of the cocaine was $1400.00.”

The Honorable Matthew Curry, J.S.C. set bail on the defendant at $100,000. He was subsequently lodged in the Hunterdon County Jail awaiting a first court appearance. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is requested to contact the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-788-1129. The following agencies were involved in the operation.

HCPO Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force, Hunterdon County SWAT Team, Flemington Borough Police, Raritan Township Police, and the Readington Township Police K-9 Unit. The filing of a criminal complaint is merely a step in the criminal justice process. The defendant is presumed innocent until the matter is resolved in a court of law.