The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force concluded a month-long investigation recently with the seizure of more than $100,000 in heroin, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
Onofri stated that, on Wednesday morning, December 18, 2019, detectives with the MCNTF initiated surveillance of the investigation’s target, Bryan Capellan, as well as two residences he utilizes in Hamilton. Detectives proceeded to execute search warrants at both locations, and Mercer County Prosecutor’s Sergeant Joe Angarone utilized his K9 partner Bela to conduct drug searches. Bela gave positive indications for the presence of a narcotics in a 2007 Crown Victoria located at the residence in the 100 block of Marshall Avenue. During the search, detectives located 11,650 bags of heroin, 400 grams of raw heroin, 50 grams of fentanyl, three grams of marijuana and $19,291 in cash.
Onofri stated that the total amount of heroin seized has an approximate street value of $107,000. The fentanyl has an approximate street value of $800.
Capellan, 31, was arrested at his residence on Deutz Avenue, Hamilton, and charged with first- degree narcotics offenses. He is being held at the Mercer County Correction Center.
Officers with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, and the Hamilton, Princeton and Trenton police, under the command of the prosecutor’s Special Investigations Unit, assisted with the investigation.