$40,000 in Ecstasy, Two Handguns Seized by the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force

February 28, 2020

The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force concluded a month-long investigation this week with the seizure of more than $46,000 in drugs and two handguns, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

Onofri stated that, on Tuesday evening, February 25, 2020, detectives with the MCNTF executed search warrants at two Trenton residences.  One of the investigation’s targets, Kenneth Veal, was located in a garage near his Ardmore Avenue residence and taken into custody without incident.  A search of his home in the 300 block of Ardmore Avenue revealed 15 bricks of heroin, 47 oxycodone pills, one gram of cocaine and half a pound of marijuana.  An additional brick of heroin was found in a 2009 Audi CP used by Veal.  During the search warrant execution at a residence used by Titus Carver in the 900 block of Greenwood Avenue, detectives located a kilogram of ecstasy.  Also recovered during the searches were two 9mm handguns, one of which had a defaced serial number, ammunition and $5,733 in cash.

As a result of the investigation, Veal, 31, was arrested and charged with second- and third-degree narcotics offenses.  He is being held at the Mercer County Correction Center pending a detention hearing.  Arrest warrants were issued charging Carver with first- and third-degree narcotics offenses and second- and fourth-degree weapons offenses.  He remains at large.

Onofri stated that the total amount of ecstasy seized has an approximate street value of $40,000.  The heroin, marijuana, oxycodone and cocaine have approximate street values of $3,200, $2,000, $1,410 and $100, respectively.

Officers with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, and the Hamilton and Trenton police, under the command of the prosecutor’s Special Investigations Unit, assisted with the investigation.

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

As a result of the investigation, Kenneth Veal, 31, was arrested and charged with second- and third-degree narcotics offenses.  He is being held at the Mercer County Correction Center pending a detention hearing.