Two Arrested After Police Investigation Nets Drugs, Paraphernalia, Stun Gun and Grenade
Friday, August 17, 2012 • 6:00am
CHATHAM BOROUGH, NJ - Two borough residents were arrested last weekend after an investigation that netted marijunana, drug paraphernalia, a stun gun and a grenade.
According to police, Detectives Joseph Crecca and Daniel Walsh conducted the investigation at a Lum Avenue residence on Saturday and found evidence of controlled dangerous substance (CDS) possession, manufacturing and distribution.
Police collected approximately a pound of marijuana, a stun gun, drug paraphernalia and other evidence supporting manufacturing and distribution of CDS. Police also found a grenade, leading to an evacuation of adjacent residents. The Morris County Bomb Squad responded to the scene and seized the grenade. It was found to be an M30 military training grenade, and police said it did not contain material capable of causing an explosion.
Walter L. Smith, 64, and Zachary T. Smith, 30, were arrested and charged with manufacturing, distributing or dispensing CDS, distribution on or within 1,000 feet of school property, possession of CDS, prohibited weapon (stun gun) possession or distribution of hypodermic syringe, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Zachary Smith was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture CDS. Both are free on bail with court dates pending.