$70,000 worth of cocaine seized by Mercer County Narcotics Task Force – MidJersey.News

May 1, 2024

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER) – A two-month investigation into cocaine distribution in Trenton culminated this week in two arrests and the seizure of $70,000 worth of cocaine, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

On April 29, 2024, members of the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force (MCNTF), with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Mercer County Sheriff's Office and the Ewing, Hamilton and Trenton Police Department, located Dayron Vaughn, 48, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, driving at approximately 4 p.m Watch a motorcycle in the 400 block of West Hanover Street in Trenton. During a motor vehicle stop, Vaughn was found to be in possession of approximately 10 grams of powder cocaine. As Vaughn was taken into custody, members of the Mercer County Tactical Response Team assisted the MCNTF in executing a search warrant at a residence in the 1300 block of Edgewood Avenue related to the investigation. Inside the apartment, investigators found a large amount of powder cocaine in a black safe and a significant amount of drug paraphernalia, including digital scales and packaging materials, in the basement. Resident Barry Coles, 56, was present at the time the search warrant was executed and was arrested without incident.

Both Vaughn and Coles were charged with numerous first-degree drug offenses, including operating a drug manufacturing facility, and booked into the Mercer County Correction Center. Prosecutors will file motions to detain both men pending trial.

According to Prosecutor Onofri, a total of 700 grams of cocaine was seized from the Edgewood Avenue property. The approximate street value of the seized narcotics is $70,000.

Despite charges, all individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Dayron Vaughn, 48, of Bristol, Pennsylvania

Barry Coles, 56, Trenton

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