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NYC man arrested by Phillipsburg police

Ronald James of Brooklyn faces drug charges

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. - Phillipsburg police have arrested a 28-year-old drug suspect from New York City.

Tuesday's arrest of Ronald James was the result of a several-months-long investigation conducted by the Warren County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Task Force and the Phillipsburg Police Department Special Operations Unit.

 James was charged with six counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance , two counts of unlawful possession of controlled dangerous substance and one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

 Police said James is an escapee from Northern State Prison's Kintock Halfway House, located in Newark, N.J.

They said James resides in the 100 block of Madison Ave., Brooklyn, NY.

James was committed to Warren County Jail. Bail was set at $35,000 with a 10 percent option.

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