PERTH AMBOY – Members of the Perth Amboy Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force conducted an investigation that resulted in the arrest of three Union County residents and the seizure of drugs with a street value of $17,000 last Friday.
Plainfield residents Keith Faulcon, 28, and Robert Hayes, 26, and Rahway resident Jonathan Chacon, 19, were arrested as the result of a surveillance operation in the parking lot area of a business at 895 Convery Boulevard on Friday, police said. Officers recovered 170 grams of cocaine from a 2001 Ford Explorer that was occupied by the three men, according to authorities. Officers also seized the Explorer and $351 in cash from Faulcon and $138 from Hayes.
Faulcon, Hayes, and Chacon were all charged with possession of cocaine, possession of over five ounces of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, within 500 feet of a public park and within 500 feet of a public housing complex.
Chacon was also additionally charged with possession of 20 decks of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, within 500 feet of a public park and within 500 feet of a public housing complex. He was also charged with obstruction of justice and resisting arrest after leading officers on a brief foot pursuit before being apprehended.
Judge Emery Z. Toth set bail for all three suspects at $150,000 with no 10 percent option and a bail source hearing will be required. Detective Sergeant Carmelo Jimenez Jr. led the investigation.
The charges against the suspects are merely accusations; they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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