Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Town of Dover Police Department Director Dominic Saldida have announced the arrest of an armed drug distributor, Germal A. Bynoe, 25, of Dover, who was involved in the distribution of significant quantities of marijuana in and around Dover.

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As a result of this joint investigation, more than 5 pounds of marijuana, a stolen handgun, $560 in cash (drug distribution proceeds) and drug paraphernalia, including drug packaging materials, were seized.

The marijuana has a retail street value in excess of $10,000.

Over the past several months, members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) received information concerning marijuana distribution in the Dover area. Detectives from the Narcotics Task Force and Dover Police 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, After a brief foot chase, detectives took Bynoe into custody.

The investigation culminated on December 15, 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 percent option. The defendant was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility in default of bail.

In an effort to make our communities safer, the Morris County Narcotics Task Force continues to work collaboratively with local law enforcement to infiltrate armed drug distribution networks,” said Prosecutor Knapp, who thanked the Narcotics Task Force, Dover Police and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit for their eforts on this case.

 

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