BERGENFIELD, N.J. – Four men who've combined for more than 50 arrests over two decades were taken into custody when authorities raided a Bergenfield home that they said was being used as a drug market.
Authorities seized a stolen .45-caliber handgun, along with hollow-point bullets, and nearly an ounce of cocaine in Wednesday’s raid on a Howard Drive apartment shared by Justin Coombs and Courtney Fung, both 35, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said.
Coombs was carrying 17 grams of cocaine at the time, Grewal said.
Inside the home detectives from the prosecutor’s office and borough police found more coke, as well as the Springfield handgun – reported stolen from a car in Broome County, NY -- and the ammo, he said.
They also found a digital scale and several baggies for packaging drugs for street sale, the prosecutor said.
Also arrested were and Dolford Gilbert, 53, of Englewood, and 40-year-old Corey Degroat of Bergenfield.
All have extensive criminal records.
Coombs – whose criminal history stretches back more than a decade – was charged with various drug and weapons counts and ordered held without bail in the Bergen County Jail pending a hearing.
Fung – who was wanted for failing to pay nearly $4,000 in child support – also was ordered held without bail in the jail. He was charged with a single drug possession count.
Degroat – who’s been arrested dozens of times since 1995 – also was ordered held without bail on a drug charge.
It was the same for Gilbert, who owes more than $28,000 in child support and has a criminal record dating back to 2001.
Authorities also arrested a fifth man, 54-year-old restaurant supplier Miguel Serrano of Englewood, on a drug charge. He was released without bail pending a hearing.