PHOTOS: 8 arrested in Mercer Co. drug bust

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A two-month-long investigation in Mercer County, New Jersey has ended with eight arrests and the seizure of drugs and cash.

The county narcotics task force said the operation targeted an alleged drug ring that involved cocaine, heroin and pills.

Officials say the main targets of their investigation were Julian Gonzalez and Matthew McGovern.

They were arrested at 10 a.m. Thursday on the front porch of McGovern's home on Mario Drive in Hamilton Township.

A number of search warrants were then executed in both the township and the city of Trenton.

The arrests happened in both Hamilton and Trenton.

More than $110,000 in drugs and more than $28,000 were seized.

Those arrested were identified as:

Julian Gonzalez (DOB 3/28/90) is charged with seven counts of possession of CDS, five counts of possession with the intent to distribute, five counts of possession with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, maintaining/operating a drug manufacturing facility, fortified premises and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in lieu of $600,000 cash only bail.

Matthew McGovern (DOB 7/25/81) is charged with three counts of possession of CDS, three counts of possession with the intent to distribute, three counts of possession with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school is charged with possession of CDS, possession with the intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $250,000 cash or bond.

Freddy Carrera (DOB 6/24/85), of Trenton, is charged with three counts of possession of CDS, two counts of possession with the intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school and possession with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of a park. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or bond.

Amanda Carmona (DOB 12/12/73), of Trenton, is charged with possession of CDS,
possession with the intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute within
1,000 feet of a school, maintaining/operating a drug manufacturing facility, fortified
premises and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $200,000 cash or bond.

Cynthia Vasquez (DOB 3/17/89), of Trenton, is charged with possession of CDS,
possession with the intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute within
1,000 feet of a school, maintaining/operating a drug manufacturing facility, fortified
premises and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $200,000 cash or bond.

Coraly Henriquez (DOB 1/3/96), of Trenton, is charged with possession of CDS,
possession with the intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute within
1,000 feet of a school, maintaining/operating a drug manufacturing facility, fortified
premises and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $200,000 cash or bond.

Margarita Torres (DOB 6/8/72), of Trenton, is charged with possession of CDS,
possession with the intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute within
1,000 feet of a school, maintaining/operating a drug manufacturing facility, fortified
premises and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $200,000 cash or bond.

Rafael Soto (DOB 1/30/73), of Trenton, is charged with possession of CDS, possession
with the intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a
school, maintaining/operating a drug manufacturing facility, fortified premises and
possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $200,000 cash or bond.
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