NORTH PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Police Department Chief of Police William Parenti announced the arrests of Sherwin S. Newland, age 21, Somerset Street, North Plainfield, Jamal Honorat, age 18, Howard Street, North Plainfield and Rosemary Solares, age 19, Somerset Street, North Plainfield, New Jersey.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force (OCNTF) along with members of the North Plainfield Police Department conducted a narcotics investigation into the distribution of narcotics in North Plainfield, NJ. Task Force Officers received information that narcotics were being distributed from a residence on Somerset Street, North Plainfield. As a result of the investigation Task Force Members applied for and were granted a Superior Court search warrant for the residence located on Somerset Street, North Plainfield, N.J.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that upon execution of the search warrant Sherwin S. Newland, Jamal Honorat, and Rosemary Solares were located inside the residence on Somerset Street in North Plainfield and were subsequently arrested. As a result of searching the residence, the following items were seized as evidence approximately 192 grams of Marijuana, approximately 4.6 pounds of Hashish, approximately 103 grams of Psilocybin Mushrooms, 45 Xanax pills, drug paraphernalia, a loaded Parker Brothers 12 gage sawed off shotgun, a loaded Springfield 9mm handgun with a high capacity magazine containing 16 rounds, additional ammunition, and a ballistic vest.
The estimated street value of the marijuana seized is $1200.The Xanax has a Street Value of $250. The Psilocybin mushrooms have a street value of $800 and the street value of the Hashish is $3000.
Also located in the residence at the time of the search warrant were six (6) puppies. Due to the deplorable and inhabitable living conditions of the residence, the Plainfield Humane Society responded and took possession of the puppies in order to rescue them.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that defendants Sherwin S. Newland, Jamal Honorat, and Rosemarie Solaris were all charged with possession of a 9mm Springfield handgun while committing a CDS offense (2nd Degree), Possession of Hashish with intent to distribute (2nd Degree), Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms with intent to distribute (2nd Degree), Possession of a 12 gage sawed off Parker Brothers Shotgun (3rd Degree), Possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a school zone (3rd Degree), Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute (3rd Degree), Possession of a high capacity magazine (4th Degree), and Possession of CDS paraphernalia (Disorderly Persons).
Defendants Sherwin S. Newland, Jamal Honorat, and Rosemary Solares were lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a bail detention hearing.
Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor and Chief Parenti request anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force Unit at 908-231-7100 or the North Plainfield Police Department 908-769-2937 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.