Posted Friday, September 13th, 2019

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announce the arrest of three individuals following a drug investigation that began earlier this summer and involved the distribution of cocaine in Boonton and Morristown.

On Sept. 12, a search warrant was executed in Boonton, which resulted in the arrest of two individuals, Elijah Downey and Myles Wilson, plus the seizure of cocaine and marijuana, and approximately $2,000 in drug distribution proceeds. As part of this investigation, a third individual, Kaire Pettiway, was arrested in Morristown.

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Morris County Prosecutor: Arrests in Boonton and Morristown Cocaine Operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Names of those arrested and charges:

  • Elijah Downey, 23, of Boonton:  Two counts of Second-Degree Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Oneount of Second-Degree Distribution of Cocaine, and two counts of Third-Degree Possession of Cocaine. Downey is currently in custody at the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance.
  • Kaire Pettiway, 22, of  Morristown: One count of Second-Degree Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, one count of Second-Degree Distribution of Cocaine, one count of Second-Degree Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine Within 500 feet of Public Property, one count of Second-Degree Distribution of CDS Within 500 feet of Public Property, and one count of Third-Degree Possession of Cocaine. Pettiway is currently in custody at the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance.
  • Myles Wilson, 22, of Boonton: One count of Third-Degree Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, one count of Fourth-Degree Possession of Marijuana, one count of Disorderly Persons Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Wilson is currently in custody at the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance

Prosecutor Knapp stated: “This investigation demonstrates the importance of collaborative law enforcement efforts working to thwart individuals committing crime in and around Morris County. Today, the Morris County Narcotics Task Force, led by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Enforcement Unit, worked in conjunction with multiple law enforcement officers to successfully, safely, and without incident, bring about the arrests of these individuals.”

Prosecutor Koch said: “I would like to echo the statement of Prosecutor Knapp as to the importance of law enforcement collaboration and communication.  It is through such joint efforts that we can make both counties and our state safer for all of its citizens.  I would also like to express my gratitude to all of the involved agencies and look forward to working with them in the future.”

Prosecutor’s Knapp and Koch thank the following agencies for their assistance and commitment to cooperative and collaborative law enforcement:

  • Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Division
  • Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Boonton Police Department
  • Morristown Police Department
  • New Jersey State Police
  • Mount Olive Police Department
  • Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department
  • Rockaway Borough Police Department
  • Wharton Police, Department
  • Chatham Borough Police Department
  • Chatham Township Police Department
  • Morris Township Police Department.

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