Week Long Investigation Leads to Arrest of Warren County Drug Distributor

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HACKETTSTOWN, NJ – An Allentown man was arrested after supplying the town of Hackettstown, New Jersey, and nearby communities with a steady supply of cocaine, Xanax, and marijuana police say.

On November 2, 2020, Christopher Cerrato, 24, of Allentown, PA was arrested after a week-long investigation into the distribution of cocaine, Xanax, and marijuana in the Hackettstown area. The Hackettstown Police, Warren County Narcotics Task Force, Warren County Tactical Response Team, Washington Township (Warren County) Police, and New Jersey State Police executed a search warrant at a residence on Laurie Terrace, where Cerrato was temporarily living, and during the search, police confiscated ecstasy, Xanax, Lorazepam, marijuana, and US currency.

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Cerrato was charged with one count of third-degree distribution of cocaine, one count of third-degree possession with intent to distribute cocaine, one count of third-degree possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of third-degree possession with intent to distribute Xanax, one count of third-degree possession with intent to distribute ecstasy, one count of third-degree possession with intent to distribute Lorazepam, one count of third-degree possession of Xanax, one count of third-degree possession of Ecstasy and one count of third-degree possession of Lorazepam.

Cerrato was lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility. Each third-degree offense carries a maximum of five ye sin New Jersey state Pri on.

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