thereafter, a male exited a third floor window and attempted to flee on the rooftops. Detectives wereable to identify the individual as Stroman and gave chase.During the course of the pursuit, entry was made into the residence were detectives observednine people inside, along with a handgun and a single bullet on the floor of a bedroom. After securingthe occupants and gun, which was found to be a Maverick 9mm handgun with a defaced serialnumber, detectives also observed a second gun and suspected heroin packaged for street leveldealing. Detectives then secured the residence, and based on their observations, made applicationfor a search warrant for the residence .Subsequent to a search warrant being granted by Mercer County Superior Court Judge Hurd,detectives conducted a search of the residence. Detectives utilized two Sheriff’s Office caninestrained in scent detection for both explosives and drugs, and based on their responses, additionalcontraband was located.
Charges for all ten occupants of the residence included:
2 counts of unlawful possession of a weapon,2 counts of possession of a weapon during a CDS offense,2 counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose,Possession of hollow point bullets,Possession of a defaced firearm,Possession of CDS heroin,Possession of CDS heroin with the intent to distribute,Possession of CDS heroin with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public park,Possession of CDS crack cocaine,Possession of CDs marijuana,In explaining why all the occupants were charged similarly, Sheriff Kemler stated, “Severalfactors figured into it. Most importantly, most of the items found were readily accessible to all theoccupants within the residence. Also, during the search there was an inability to identify an owner or legal tenant of the residence with any certainty. And finally, no one took ownership of any of theproperty,”
Total property seized:
-456 decks of heroin-Omega “100” .22 caliber, 6-shot revolver loaded with hollow point bullets-Eight additional hollow point bullets-A small amount of suspected marijuana, crack/cocaine and a small amount of loose heroin-1 Maverick Forearms “JS-9MM” handgun with defaced serial number -1 Speer 9MM luger bullet-$639 in US currency.