- possession of Heroin
- possession of Heroin with intent to distribute
At about 2:27pm, the officers observed a 2000 Jeep that reportedly had an unclear rear license plate. They stopped the car, which was driven by Toth accompanied with D'Argenio as a passenger, and spoke with the two men separately. Apparently, both men gave conflicting accounts as to where they were coming from and who they had met when at that location. To the officers, they seemed "extremely nervous."
The officers asked Toth to give them permission to search his Jeep and he refused. The police then requested the Essex County Sheriff’s Department to assist and they responded with an officer and Narcotic K-9 dog. The K-9 gave positive indications for the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.
“This was a very nice seizure of heroin
that was obviously destined for distribution in Pennsylvania,"
said Fairfield Chief Anthony G. Manna
"If not for the alert actions of Officers Dean and D’Argenio, these individuals may have been successful in their efforts” .