Morris County Narcotics Task Force Arrests Three Individuals for Bulk Cocaine Distribution

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief Mark West of the Lincoln Park Borough Police Department, and Chief Brian Spring of the Pequannock Township Police Department announce the arrest of three (3) individuals for distributing bulk quantities of cocaine.    

 

Over the past several months, members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) received information concerning cocaine distribution in the Borough of Lincoln Park.  Detectives from the Morris County Narcotics Task Force, Lincoln Park Borough Police Department, and Pequannock Township Police Department jointly conducted an investigation that resulted in the seizure of over four (4) ounces of cocaine, approximately $3,800.00 in United States currency, a digital scale, and a 2000 Toyota Camry that was utilized in the drug distribution scheme. 

 

The retail street value of the seized narcotics is over $7,000.00.  

 

The investigation culminated late yesterday evening with the arrest of the three (3) individuals that were charged with the following offenses:

 

Alexis R. Rosario (male), age 34 of Lincoln Park, NJ, who was charged with the following:

 

3 counts of second-degree Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine). 

3 counts of second-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute (cocaine). 

3 counts of third-degree Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine). 

4 counts of second degree Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances (cocaine). 

 

Rosario’s bail was set by Superior Court Judge James DeMarzo at $150,000, no 10% option and a bail source hearing required.  The defendant was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility in default of bail. 

 

Randee M. Lotterman (female), age 30 of Lincoln Park, NJ, was charged with the following:

 

1 count of second-degree Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine). 

1 count of second-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute (cocaine). 

1 count of third-degree Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine). 

1 count of second degree Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances (cocaine). 

 

Lotterman’s bail was set by Municipal Court Judge Andrew Wubbenhorst at $100,000, no 10% option and a bail source hearing required.  The defendant was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility in default of bail. 

 

Vincent P. Fierro (male), age 20 of Pequannock, NJ, was charged with the following:

 

5 counts of second-degree Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine). 

5 counts of second-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute (cocaine). 

5 counts of third-degree Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine). 

4 counts of second degree Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances (cocaine).

 

Fierro’s bail was set by Superior Court Judge James DeMarzo at $150,000, no 10% option and a bail source hearing required.  The defendant was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility in default of bail. 

 

Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp wishes to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (Narcotics Task Force), the Lincoln Park Borough Police Department, Pequannock Township Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team and K9 Unit.

 

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

Any inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                     

Dover Man Sentenced for Three Robberies

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Christian Rivera, age 31, of Dover, New Jersey, was sentenced today in connection with three separate robberies of three individual victims that occurred in Rockaway, Wharton, and Roxbury, New Jersey, within a span of a week in April 2012. 

           

Today, the Honorable Stephen J. Taylor, P.J.Cr. sentenced the defendant to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison, of which he must serve 85 percent before being eligible for parole pursuant to the No Early Release Act. 

 

On September 22, 2015, Rivera entered guilty pleas to three, first degree robberies, before the Honorable Stephen Taylor, P.J.Cr.  On April 18, 2012, the defendant approached the first victim in a parking lot in Rockaway Township.  The defendant brandished a firearm and subsequently took the victim’s engagement ring.  On April 24, 2012, defendant approached the second victim at the Wharton Shop Rite.  The defendant brandished a firearm and demanded that the victim give him her engagement ring.  The defendant was not successful in his attempt.   On April 25, 2012, the defendant approached the third victim at the Succasunna Shop Rite.  The defendant brandished a firearm and subsequently took the victim’s engagement ring. 

 

            Assistant  Prosecutor  Stephen G. Bollenbach represented the State during the prosecution of this matter.

 

            Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Rockaway Township Police Department, Wharton Police Department, Roxbury Township Police Department, Denville Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the General Investigations Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

 

Any inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise H. Arseneault at [email protected] or (973) 285-6262. 

           

Morris County Narcotics Task Force and Dover Police Department Seize Stolen Firearm from Individual in Possession of Greater than 5 Pounds of Marijuana

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Town of Dover Police Department Director Dominic Saldida announce the arrest of an armed drug distributor, Germal A. Bynoe (age 25) of Dover, New Jersey, involved in the distribution of significant quantities of marijuana in and around the Town of Dover.  As a result of this joint investigation, over 5 pounds of marijuana, a stolen handgun, $560.00 in cash (drug distribution proceeds) and various items of drug paraphernalia indicative of drug distribution, including drug packaging materials, were seized.  
The marijuana has a retail street value in excess of $10,000.00.
Over the past several months, members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) received information concerning marijuana distribution in and around the Dover, NJ area. Detectives from the Narcotics Task Force and Dover Police Department conducted an investigation that resulted in the above referenced seizures including a stolen .380 caliber Hi-Point semi-automatic handgun.  When detectives approached Bynoe to arrest him for narcotics distribution, he fled from their arrest on foot and after a brief foot chase detectives took Bynoe into custody.
The investigation culminated on December 15, 2015 with the arrest of Germal A. Bynoe, who was charged with the following:
1 count of second degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute (marijuana).
1 count of fourth degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (marijuana). 
1 count of second degree Possession of a Firearm (handgun) while in the course of Possessing a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute (marijuana).
1 count of third degree Resisting Arrest by creating a substantial risk of physical injury to the officer.
1 count of fourth degree Resisting Arrest by fleeing on foot from Law Enforcement Officers.
1 count of third degree Hindering Prosecution.
1 count of second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (handgun).    
  
Bynoe’s bail was set by Municipal Court Judge Joseph E. Deming at $250,000, with no 10% option. The defendant was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility in default of bail. 
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp stated: “Members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit worked in conjunction with the Town of Dover Police Department and successfully removed an illegal handgun from our community as well as over 5 pounds of marijuana.  In an effort to make our community safer, the Morris County Narcotics Task Force will work collaboratively with local law enforcement to infiltrate armed drug distribution networks.”
Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp wishes to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (Narcotics Task Force), the Town of Dover Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit. 
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Any inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or [email protected].