Men face drug charges after traffic stop


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Three Sussex County men face drug charges after a motor vehicle stop in Frankford Township.

Kenneth Wilkins, 23, of Branchville, Steven Pierce, 36, of Stillwater Township, and Joseph Selobyt, 45, of Frankford were arrested by members of the Sussex County Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Task Force, accompanied by state troopers and a Sheriff's Office K-9 unit.

Selobyt, was already the subject of an outstanding Superior Court warrant for distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, also was found to be allegedly be in possession of 60 bags of cocaine, weighthing about 18 grams and 5 grams of raw and uncut heroin at the time of his arrest.

Selobyt and Wilkins were sent to the New Jersey State Police barracks in Augusta for processing before being sent to the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility.

Wilkins was charged with aiding the distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and was sent to Keogh-Dwyer in lieu of $100,000 bail with no 10 percent option. Selobyt was charged with six counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute.

Further investigation revealed Pierce to allegedly be in possession of a quantity of cocaine and a hypodermic syringe. Pierce was subsequently arrested and transported to the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office for processing. He was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (cocaine) in an amount of less than a half-ounce, a fourth-degree crime and possession of a hypodermic needle for an unlawful purpose, a disorderly persons offense. Pierce was issued summonses for the above offenses, given a future court date to appear in Frankford Township Municipal Court, and released on his own recognizance.

Police also searched Selobyt's residence and said they found additional cocaine and packaging materials at his residence. He also was charged with maintaining a controlled dangerous substance production facility. He remains at the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000 bail with no 10 percent option.

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