Linden Police Arrest Alleged Drug Dealer

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LINDEN – Police arrested an alleged drug dealer and seized thousands of dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana on Wednesday afternoon.

Anthony Thomas, 33, was charged with possession and distribution of cocaine and marijuana, distribution within a school and park zone, eluding police, and resisting arrest.

Members of the Linden Police Department’s Narcotics Bureau were conducting an investigation on the 1100 block of Hussa Street at 2:27 p.m. on Feb. 22 when they saw Thomas in a vehicle and attempted to stop him. Thomas drove off and led police through local streets for about a mile before he was stopped and placed under arrest.

Detectives searching Thomas’ apartment discovered several thousand dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana, as well as $14,000 cash, police said.

Thomas was taken to Union County Jail and bail was set at $200,000.

The arrest was the result of a six-month investigation led by Detective Maurice Rawlins. The police department’s SWAT team assisted with the investigation and arrest.

The charges against Thomas are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.

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