Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, and New Jersey State Police Station Commander Lieutenant Colin Frinzi announced that a joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, & Narcotics Task Force and the New Jersey State Police Perryville Barracks has led to the arrest of two individuals for narcotics offenses.

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According to Prosecutor Kearns, “The joint investigation resulted in the arrest of Malik Contee, age 21, of Fairlawn, NJ. Mr. Contee was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Possession with Intent to Distribute Imitation CDS, both third degree crimes.  Also arrested as a result of this investigation was Luke Emerson, age 22 of Fairlawn, NJ. Mr. Emerson was charged with Possession of Under 50 grams of Marijuana, a disorderly persons offense. The arrests took place on March 20, 2017.”

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This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force at 908-788-1129.

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.


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