Narcotics Task Force Investigation Nets a Handgun, Drugs and Arrests
Published on May 12, 2021
Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker and Colonel Patrick Callahan of the New Jersey State Police announce the arrest of Timothy Lyons-Garcia, age 24, and Reyna Michelle Montes, age 18, both of Victory Gardens, New Jersey, by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit/Narcotics Task Force.
On May 11, 2021, members of the New Jersey State Police (Netcong Station, Troop B Criminal Investigations Office and T.E.A.M.S. North) and the Morris County Narcotics Task Force conducted an operation that resulted in the arrest of both Lyons-Garcia and Montes. In addition to almost one hundred (100) fictitious pills laced with fentanyl recovered during this investigation, a .32 caliber handgun, over $6,500 in U.S. currency, approximately one half (1/2) ounce of cocaine and drug distribution paraphernalia were recovered.
Reyna was charged with:
Acting Prosecutor Carroll said, “Through our partnerships with state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies, our Narcotics Task Force has safely removed illicit narcotics and weapons from offenders in Morris County. The recovery of fentanyl during the course of this investigation is another example of our efforts to curb the impact illegal opioids are having on our community.”
This is the second illegal handgun recovered by the Narcotics Task Force in the past week.
Acting Prosecutor Carroll thanks the New Jersey State Police, Parsippany Troy-Hills Police Department, Wharton Police Department, Long Hill Township Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office for assigning personnel to the Narcotics Task Force during this investigation.
This investigation was conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Special Operations Division, led by Captain Jan-Michael Monrad and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Bradford Seabury. Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Kelly is representing the State in this prosecution.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite these accusations, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they have each been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.