TRENTON, N.J. – A Mercer County, New Jersey, man is expected to make his initial appearance today after being charged with possession with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Federal officials said Mr. Daevon Bell, 26, of Hamilton Township, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. He was arrested by special agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Dec. 1st, and is scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
A law enforcement investigation revealed that Bell was engaged in the distribution of heroin in Trenton and the surrounding area. Based on information received from a reliable source, law enforcement officials determined that Bell was in possession of a large quantity of heroin on Dec. 1, 2020. Law enforcement officials followed Bell in his vehicle from Trenton to Morrisville, Pennsylvania.
Bell drove to an apartment complex, retrieved a bag from the trunk of his vehicle and entered an apartment. Shortly thereafter, Bell exited the apartment holding a bag and returned to his vehicle. Law enforcement agents approached Bell, who then attempted to flee in his vehicle, striking a DEA agent and striking another occupied law enforcement vehicle.
Bell discarded the bag from the vehicle, and then led law enforcement on a high-speed chase into New Jersey, and was apprehended in Lawrenceville.
Law enforcement recovered approximately 150 bricks of suspected heroin from the bag that Bell had discarded from the vehicle.