A North Bergen resident was caught with a plethora of drugs, guns and a switchblade Friday afternoon, police said. Raymond Mitchell, 66, of Grand Street, was hit with a slew of drug possession/distribution and weapons charges, reports said. As part of an ongoing investigation by the North Bergen police Narcotics Unit, a search warrant was obtained for Mitchell’s home, officials said.
Friday at 3:13 p.m., police found the following inside of the residency: 15 grams of cocaine, 160 pills of oxycodone, 150 pills of Xanax, 13 pills of methadone, two airsoft (BB) guns, one starter pistol and a switchblade, authorities said.
Mitchell was charged with four counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, four counts of possession of CDS near a school zone, four counts of possession of CDS within 500 feet of school zone, four counts of possession of CDS within 500 feet of a park, four counts of possession of CDS within 500 feet of a housing project, two counts of unlawful possession of a hand gun and one count of unlawful possession of prohibited weapons and devices (for the switchblade), police said.
Mitchell was given a $100,000 bail with no 10 percent option and also had an outstanding warrant in Paramus for impersonation.
North Bergen police could not confirm or deny if the 66-year-old had any relation to the 33-year-old Ray Mitchell of Secaucus, who is currently pressing a simple assault charge against Union City Mayor Brian Stack for allegedly choking him at a holiday party on Dec, 14.
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