By: Yuritza Arroyo
Middlesex County authorities announced that a months-long investigation has led to the arrest of an Old Bridge man, who has been charged in connection with a narcotics and weapons investigation.
According to Middlesex County officials, after months of surveillance, Elijah Parker, 35, of Parlin, Old Bridge, was arrested in New Brunswick on Thursday, January 5, 2023, by the Middlesex County Narcotics Task Force with the assistance of the New Brunswick Police Department after he was observed engaging in several suspected hand-to-hand narcotics transactions.
New Brunswick Police say Parker attempted to flee the scene on foot but was apprehended immediately without incident and taken into custody.
According to Police, at the time of his arrest, Parker was in possession of two 9mm handguns with no serial numbers, approximately 70 folds of heroin, several grams of crack cocaine, and about 1,200 dollars in cash.
Parker was charged with two counts of second-degree Possession of a Firearm while Committing a CDS Offense, two counts of third-degree Manufacturing/Distributing CDS, one count of third-degree Possession/ Distribution within 1000 Feet of School Property, one count of third-degree Possession/ Distribution within 500 Feet of Certain Public Property, two counts of third-degree Prohibited Weapons – Firearm Without Serial Number, two counts of third-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, two counts of first-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, two counts of Certain second-degree Person to Not Have a Weapon and one count of Resisting Arrest.
Parker is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center pending the result of his pre-trial detention hearing.