Two charged in New Jersey $10,000 drug bust

New Jersey officials announced Thursday that they recently concluded a two-month investigation that resulted in the seizure of $10,000 in cocaine.

Acting Mercer County Prosecutro Angelo J. Onofri and Trenton Police Director Ernest Parrey Jr. reported that the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force finished the investigation on Monday.

According to Onofri, Mercer County Narcotics Task Force officers where surveilling Ronald Zamor, the target of an ongoing narcotics investigation, at approximately 5:25 p.m. on Monday, October 5.

Due to the surveillance, a 2015 Subaru Forrester was stopped on South Clinton Avenue. The driver of the vehicle, Joyce Gilbert, was found in possession of three baggies of powder cocaine. She was then placed under arrest.

Search warrants were executed for Zamor's apartment located on Ashmore Avenue. He was found inside and taken into custody without incident.

Officers searched the residence and found approximately 100 grams of powder cocaine, a bulletproof vest, $2,156 in cash, a small amount of marijuana, a digital scale, and packaging materials. The street value of the narcotics is estimated at $10,000.

30-year-old Zamor is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with the intent to distribute, distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $150,000 cash or bond.

Gilbert, 46, of Hamilton, New Jersey, is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance. She was released on a summons pending future court proceedings.