Police make heroin bust


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— Newton police arrested three men Wednesday as a result of an ongoing investigation into drug dealing in the town.

Joseph Colon, 23, of Newton, is charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. He is being held at the Sussex County Jail on $15,000 bail.

Police arrested Colon around 10:21 a.m., following a vehicle stop on Sparta Avenue, according to a police department news release.

Four minutes later, 30-year-old Joseph McGlinch and 35-year-old Richard Dobrowolski were arrested after detectives from the Sussex County Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Task Force saw them involved in a drug deal, according to the release.

Police found 10 bags of heroin and a needle on McGlinch, and said that Dobrowolski was in possession of a hypodermic needle.

McGlinch, of Newton, is charged with multiple counts of drug distribution. He is being held at the Sussex County Jail on no bail.

According to authorities, he was also wanted on a warrant for parole violation from Queens, NY.

Dobrowolski is charged with possession of a hypodermic needle, a disorderly persons offense. He was released from police custody and issued a summons.

Anyone with information on this or other criminal activity is asked to contact the Newton Police Department at 973-383-2525.


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