assisted in the arrest of two Bound Brook residents who each face drug and weapons charges, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office said.
Sherone Long, 33, and Johnetta Riddick, 37 were each charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin) with the intent to distribute, second-degree possession of a firearm while committing a CDS offense, second-degree possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, fourth-degree possession of a defaced firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia. Riddick was also charged with resisting arrest.
According to a statement released Thursday by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, members of the prosecutor's office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force and detectives from the Bridgewater and Bound Brook police departments established surveillance Tuesday afternoon in the area of Highland Place in Bound Brook, where Long and Riddick lived.
Detectives witnessed Long and Riddick leave the home and conducted a motor vehicle stop of the Honda Civic they were in on Route 28 in Bound Brook, the prosecutor's office said.
Long and Riddick were advised of the ongoing narcotics investigation and were transported back to their residence where detectives executed a search warrant, the prosecutor's office said.
Detectives seized 45 folds of heroin and a defaced Ruger P95 9mm handgun and ammunition from the home, the prosecutor's office said.
As detectives attempted to transport Riddick for processing, she grabbed onto a step railing of the residence in an attempt to avoid being transported, the prosecutor's office said.
While executing a search warrant of the Civic, detectives found a digital scale, the prosecutor's office said.
Long was also found to have an outstanding warrant out of North Plainfield.
The estimated street value of the heroin was $900, the prosecutor's office said.
Long and Riddick were lodged at the Somerset County Jail each in lieu of $75,000 cash bail.