Officers from The New Jersey State Police arrested Jose Morales-Nieves, 38, and Kimberly Alicea, 24, both of Philadelphia, P.A. and seized more than $2,100 worth of drugs and recovered a handgun after a traffic stop.
According to a statement released by police, on Saturday, May 5, at 11:01 p.m., Trooper Justin Dolan stopped Morales-Nieves for a traffic violation on State Highway 42 southbound at milepost 7 in Gloucester Township. During the stop, Tpr.
Authorities said Dolan arrested Morales-Nieves for suspicion of DWI. After a further investigation, Tpr. Dolan discovered that Morales-Nieves and Alicea were in possession of 15 grams of crack cocaine, 30 grams of marijuana, prescription legend drugs, drug paraphernalia, a loaded 9mm handgun with hollow-point ammunition, and more than $13,900 cash police said.
Jose Morales-Nieves and Kimberly Alicea were charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a firearm while committing a drug offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hollow point ammunition, and possession of prescription legend drugs. Jose Morales-Nieves was also charged with crimes under the influence and DWI.
The incident remains under investigation.