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$70,000 worth of cocaine found during seizure at Trenton home; 2 men charged: civil servants

(Trenton Police Department)

A two-month investigation led to police seizing $70,000 worth of cocaine while two men were taken into custody in Mercer County.

The investigation was conducted by the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force with assistance from the DEA, Mercer County Sheriff's Office and Ewing, Hamilton and Trenton police.

A Bristol, Pennsylvania, man, Dayron Vaughn, 48, was riding a motorcycle on the 400 block of West Hanover Street around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon when police pulled him over during a traffic stop, according to authorities.

During the stop, officers found approximately 10 grams of powder cocaine and Vaughn was taken into custody.

Members of the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force, along with members of the Mercer County Tactical Response Team, then executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1300 block of Edgewood Avenue as part of the investigation.

When investigators entered the property, they found a large amount of powder cocaine in a safe as well as numerous drug paraphernalia, including scales and packaging materials.

56-year-old resident Barry Coles was arrested without incident.

Both men were charged with various first-degree drug offenses, including operating a drug factory. They are being held at the Mercer County Correction Center.

Seven hundred grams of cocaine were found at the Edgewood Avenue location, officials say, and the street value of the cocaine is estimated at $70,000.

The announcement was made Wednesday by officials in Mercer County. No further details were released.

Anna Harden

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