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Posted Friday, September 4th, 2020

The New Jersey Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association (NJNEOA) has issued its “Guns, Gangs & Drugs Law Enforcement Award” to the Special Operations Division of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) and individual members of the office.

The award recognizes the prosecutor’s office for its vigorous drug enforcement efforts, exhibiting a high degree of professionalism, Special Operations Division of Morris County Prosecutor's Office Honored For Narcotics Enforcementintegrity and dedication above and beyond the call of duty. It was presented to Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp at the NJNEOA  2020 Training Conference held yesterday in Atlantic City.

“Members of the Morris County Narcotics Task Force have been regularly recognized for excellence by the NJNEOA. Those who were named today have made outstanding contributions to narcotics interdiction along with our law enforcement partners. It was my honor to be present at the awards ceremony, along with fellow prosecutors from across the State,”  said Prosecutor Knapp.

The award specifically noted the accomplishments of the agencies involved in “Operation Carrera,” a still-confidential narcotics probe that included efforts by the Prosecutor’s Office, Parsippany Troy-Hills Police Department Special Enforcement Unit/ Investigative Division and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Individual members of the MCPO also were honored, including Assistant Prosecutor Erin Callahan, Det. Supervisor Stephanie Merced, Det. Supervisor Ramon Lopez, Det. Kerri Griffin, Det. Jimmy Atoche, and TFO Danny Corrales.

The NJNEOA is comprised of about 2,000 members, including federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement, as well as educators, doctors, probation officers, attorneys, and pharmacists.Special Operations Division of Morris County Prosecutor's Office Honored For Narcotics Enforcement

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected]