Manchester Man Charged with Distributing Drugs

A 37-year-old township man by the name of Jemel Cooper was charged with multiple drug-related offenses Friday following the execution of a search warrant at his Ridgeway Road home.

Cooper was stopped on Friday evening by authorities for a motor vehicle violation on Route 70 near the Toms River border, after a two-month long investigation into his alleged drug distribution.

The traffic stop took place on Friday evening after members of the Manchester Township Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team observed Cooper leaving his home while they were conducting surveillance in the area.

During the traffic stop, Cooper was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and was subsequently arrested without incident.

At the same time, authorities executed a search warrant of his home and located more than 13 grams of crack cocaine, 110 doses of heroin and $1,001 in cash, which police said was believed to be proceeds from drug sales in the Manchester area.

Cooper was charged with possession and distribution of heroin, possession and distribution of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was released on criminal summonses pending a court appearance. His 2011 Dodge Charger was also seized pending forfeiture.  

If you’ve been charged with possession or distribution of narcotics, please don’t hesitate to contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis for your defense.

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