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Morris County Narcotics Task Drug Bust Results in Arrests, Recovery of Loaded Handgun

By rlsmetro on
Morris County

Morris County law enforcement officials announced the arrests of Mr. Maurice A. Goodgame, AKA “Tony,” and Mr. Matthew Canfield by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit / Narcotics Task Force and the Mt. Arlington Police Department.

According to officials, on October 13, members of the Narcotics Task Force and the Mt. Arlington Police Department conducted an operation that resulted in the arrests of Goodgame and Canfield.

Officials say the operation resulted in the seizure of a .45 caliber handgun loaded with hollow-point ammunition, fentanyl pills, and approximately $10,000 U.S. Currency within Mt. Arlington Borough.

Goodgame, 26, of Landing (Mt. Arlington), NJ, was charged with the following crimes on warrant complaints and lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing:

  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (fentanyl)
  • Possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance (fentanyl)
  • Unlawful possession of a handgun
  • Possession of a firearm (handgun) while committing a controlled dangerous substance offense
  • Possession of hollow-point bullets
  • Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance (fentanyl)
  • Money laundering
  • A certain person not to possess weapons

The State has filed a detention motion with the Court based on the above charges and the fact that Goodgame was enrolled in the Drug Court program at the time of his arrest, a violation of his participation.

Officials said Matthew Canfield, 18, of Mt. Arlington, was charged on a complaint summons with:

  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (fentanyl)

This investigation was conducted by the Morris County Narcotics Task Force, including Morris County Sheriff’s Officer Sergeant Edward Zienowicz, who is assigned to the task force.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation.

Despite these accusations, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they have each been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Any press inquiries should be directed to Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at mknab@co.morris.nj.us or 973-829-8159.