Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Following a lengthy investigation, the Chatham Township Police Department along with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit on Wednesday, June 14, conducted a search of a residence located at 11 Lincoln Circle in Chatham Township.
Chatham Township Officers and Morris County Sheriff’s Officers also rendered first aid to an individual at that location who became unresponsive due to a possible drug overdose. Officers administered Narcan successfully and the individual regained responsiveness.
As a result of the investigation and search, the homeowner, Tiffany Gibbs, 47 and her son Tyler Campbell, 18, were arrested and charged with Possession of CDS, Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
They were subsequently released pending a future court hearing.
“The successful conclusion to this lengthy investigation should send a clear message that we stand committed to assuring that our neighborhoods are safe and drugs have no place in them,’’ said Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly.
Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon lauded a trio of officers for their life saving efforts. He noted that Sheriff’s K-9 handler Officer James VanValen, who help save the life, is one of several members of his staff currently trained in the use of Naxolone.
Sheriff Gannon said his entire agency soon will able to administer lifesaving doses of Narcan.
“Chief Steven Hennelly and I are both proud of the fact that while carrying out other Public Safety duties, Sheriff’s Detective VanValen and Chatham Township Patrolman Scott Herchick and Chatham Township Detective Anthony LoPorto were able to put their training to work in order to save a life,” said Gannon.