Mercer County Narcotics Task Force Investigation Leads to Three Arrests, 11 Guns and Methamphetamine

January 28, 2021

Published by: Tyler Eckel

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP (MERCER)– The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force (MCNTF) concluded a month-long investigation  this week with three arrests and the seizure of 11 guns, high-capacity rifle magazines,  hundreds of rounds of ammunition and approximately $1,000 in methamphetamine,  Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported. 

At approximately 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, members of the New Jersey  State Police TEAMS Unit, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Mercer County  Sheriff’s Office, the Hamilton Township 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, executed a search warrant  for the residence of 255 Route 31 Northbound in Hopewell. During the search warrant  execution, residents Charlene Else and Carmen Morelli were located and detained in the  rear yard. Bobbi Lynn Sensinger, also a resident, was located and detained in the second  floor front bedroom. 

A subsequent search of the residence revealed eight long guns and three handguns,  including a loaded Browning Arms .22 caliber rifle, a loaded Winchester Model 94 3030  lever action rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, a Winchester Model 1917 bolt action rifle, an Iver  Johnson 12-guage single shot shotgun, a Remington Model S12 bolt action .22 caliber  rifle, an Ithaca double barrel 12-gauge shotgun, a Marlin bolt action Model SS 12-gauge

shotgun, a Haus Firearm Company .22 caliber revolver handgun, a loaded Raven Arms  MP-25 handgun and a Para Ha semi-automatic handgun.  

Detectives also seized seven 30-round AR style rifle magazines, hundreds of rounds of  assorted ammunition, 10 grams of methamphetamine with an approximate street value  of $1,000, drug packaging materials and $2,150 in cash. 

Else, 58, Morelli, 45, and Sensinger, 45, were each charged with numerous narcotic- and  weapons-related offenses, and lodged at the Mercer County Correction Center pending  future court proceedings. 

Despite having been charged, all persons are presumed innocent until found guilty  beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.