A heroin deal was foiled last week across the street from a Morristown school, police said.
Dwayne Wright, 46, of Columba Street, was arrested and charged with distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of heroin, distribution within 1,000 feet of a school and distribution within 500 feet of public housing at about 2 p.m. on Sept. 6.
John McAllister, 50, of Early Street, was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and hindering by way of concealing evidence.
Officer Jared Sylvan was conducting surveillance of a house on Columba Street after authorities received information that Wright was dealing heroin from the residence, police said.
At about 2 p.m., Wright exited the house and waited on the sidewalk, looking down Columba Street as McAllister approached, according to the report. The two exchanged money and a small white package, believed to be heroin, and separated, police said.
Sylvan informed another officer on surveillance elsewhere of what he saw and went toward McAllister, who continued to walk despite Sylvan's requests for him to stop, according to the report.
McAllister tossed the small white object suspected to be heroin into a grassy patch in front of another Columba Street house and kept walking.
Sylvan eventually caught up to McAllister and placed him under arrest, as another officer recovered the small white object, five folds stamped "Good and Plenty," according to the report.
Officers then returned to the Columba Street home Wright was at and arrested him without incident, police said. Police recovered $491 and officers noted the incident took place directly across from according to the report.
Wright was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail.
McAllister was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail.
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