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Mercer County Narcotics Task Force Seizes $40K In Heroin, Cocaine

Frederick Hostick
Frederick Hostick Photo Credit: Mercer County Prosecutor's Office

The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force seized $40,000 in drugs, $17,000 in cash and a loaded handgun during an arrest on Thursday, authorities said.

Frederick Hostick, 37, of Trenton was arrested and charged with numerous drug- and weapons-related offenses, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri.

At 5:25 a.m. on Thursday, members of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, the Hamilton Police Division, the Trenton Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, under the command of the prosecutor’s Special Investigations Unit, made a warranted search at an apartment at 113 Centre St. in Trenton. 

Hostick, the target of the investigation, was found in the rear bedroom and detained, Onofri said. 

A search of the apartment fouind 76 bricks of heroin, 20 grams of crack cocaine, a loaded Glock .40 caliber handgun with an extended magazine, and $17,160 in cash, Onofri said.

Onofri estimated that the seized heroin has approximate street value of $38,000 and the seized cocaine, approximately $2,000.

Hostick is being held at the Mercer County Correction Center pending future court proceedings.

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