A three-week investigation conducted by the Mercer County Special Investigations Unit ended Monday with the arrest of a Linden man in East Windsor and seizure of ecstasy and Xanax, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph Bocchini Jr.
Police reportedly suspected that Jimmie Lefebre Jr., 31, would be transporting narcotics in his white Mazda minivan on Monday based on information gathered by the prosecutor's office, Bocchini said. Officers saw Lefebre leave work in Dayton, enter his vehicle, and drive down Route 130 South. His car was pulled over by police on Old Cranbury Road in East Windsor and he was arrested, according to Bocchini.
While Lefebre was transported to the East Windsor Police Department a search warrant was procured for his car. Police found 60 grams of ecstasy in the glove compartment, 40 Xanax pills in a sunglass compartment, and $140 in cash in the center console, according to Bocchini. Lt. Mike Novembre of the SIU said that the estimated street value of the ecstasy is valued at $2,400 and the estimated street value of the Xanax is $1,200. The van was seized pending forfeiture proceedings.
Lefebre is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and two counts of possession with the intent to distribute. He is currently being held at the Mercer County Correction Center in default of $100,000 bail.
The arrest of Lefebre and the preceding investigation was conducted by officers from the prosecutor's office, sheriff's office, and the East Windsor, Ewing, Hamilton, Lawrence, and Trenton police under the command of Novembre.