Morristown police make drug arrests on the Green

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An undercover operation on the Morristown Green led to the arrest of three people on drug charges on Tuesday morning.

morristown police badgeMorristown Police Officers Scott Weaver and Anthony O’Brien¬†were in plain clothes, on a detail that targets quality of life issues, when they observed three individuals who seemed suspicious, said Lt. Stuart Greer.

While under surveillance, the suspects appeared to conduct a drug transaction, Lt. Greer said. It was around 10:40 a.m.

The officers arrested:

Kenneth Widdis 3rd, age 28, from East Stroudsburg, PA, who was charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance CDS (suspected heroin)
  • Possession of CDS with the intent to distribute
  • Possession of CDS with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of a park.
  • Possession of CDS with the intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school
  • Possession of a prescription drug legend in an amount over 5
  • Possession of a hypodermic syringe
  • Possession of CDS paraphernalia

Michelle Trasente, 22, from Randolph, charged with:

  • Possession of CDS (suspected synthetic cannabinoid)
  • Possession of a hypodermic syringe
  • Possession of CDS paraphernalia

Jeffrey Schermerhorn, 24, of Madison, charged with:

  • Possession of CDS (suspected heroin)
  • Possession of a hypodermic syringe

Widdis and Trasente were transported to the Morris County Jail in lieu of bail.  Schermehorn was served with a summons and released pending a future court date.

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