Two men charged in connection with suspected drug manufacturing operation in Morristown

A Morristown man whose apartment was searched last month by investigators in hazmat suits  faces a variety of drug charges, according to police reports.

Authorities emerge from house on Washington Street in Morristown, where they searched for a drug manufacturing operation. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Authorities emerging from house on Washington Street in Morristown, where they searched for a drug manufacturing operation in July 2013. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Adam Blitz, 23, has been charged with possession, manufacturing  and distribution of drugs, and distribution within 500 feet of public housing and a park and distribution in a school zone.

Burnham Park, athletic fields behind the A&P, Morristown High School and the Alexander Hamilton School all are in the vicinity of the Washington Street house where the suspect was arrested at 1:30 am on July 31, 2013.

Later that day, a stretch of Washington Street from Atno Avenue to the A&P was closed as personnel from the Morris County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad and county Hazmat unit entered the house.

Police at the scene said the hazardous materials suits and bomb truck were precautionary measures because materials used for drug manufacturing can be volatile.

Adam Blitz was released after posting $500, or 10 percent, of $5,000 bail, according to Morristown police records.

Moments after he was arrested, police arrested Cameron Broughton, 18, of Morristown, on Bellevue Terrace, in connection with events at the Washington Street apartment.  He was charged with obstruction of justice and released.



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