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Prosecutor: Cocaine, Heroin, Rifles, Shotguns Recovered in Hackettstown Bust

Two-month undercover investigation yields arrests of Hackettstown pair.

Two Hackettstown residents were arrested last week for drug trafficking and weapons possession, the Warren County Prosecutor's Office said.

Authorities recovered heroin, crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia as well as two rifles, five shotguns, four handguns and several boxes of ammunition in the home of Randy Gwaltney, the prosecutor's office said.

Gwaltney, 42, was charged with the following:
  • Two counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin
  • Two counts of distribution of heroin
  • Four counts of unlawful possession of heroin
  • One count of unlawful possession of crack cocaine
  • One count of possession of a firearm while committing and/or conspiring to commit distribution of a CDS
  • One count of possession of weapons, namely handguns and rifles, knowing that he was not allowed to have weapons
  • One count of possession of prohibited weapons and devices.
Tiffany Michalko, 25, was charged with the following:
  • One count of possession with intent to distribute heroin
  • One count of distribution of heroin
  • One count of unlawful possession of heroin
The charges stem from a two-month undercover investigation by the Hackettstown Police Department, Warren County Prosecutor's Office-Narcotics Task Force, Warren County MANTIS and the Warren County Tactical Response Team.

Authorities executed a search warrant Thursday at Michalko's Willow Grove Street home, while officers conducted a motor vehicle stop of Gwaltney near his High Street home at about the same time.

Michalko was released on her own recognizance and was scheduled to make her first court appearance on Monday.

Gwaltney was lodged at the Warren County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail with no 10 percent option. His first court appearance is Friday at the Warren County Superior Courthouse.
Concerned Parent March 25, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Cudos to the people responsible for catching these horrible individuals. Please continue the efforts. Our young children are dying because of people like this. Thank you again for not giving up on this very real problem for the teens of Hackettstown and the sourrounding areas.

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