2020 News Release

September 18, 2020

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State Police Arrest Two and Seize Rifle, Hollow Point Ammunition, and Drugs

Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Tyshiek Shaw, 30, of Trenton, N.J., and Colin Blake, 26, of Hamilton, N.J., for various weapons and drug offenses.

During a six-month investigation, troopers from the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression Central Unit and the Strategic Investigation Unit determined Shaw and Blake were allegedly selling narcotics in the area of Boudinot Street in Trenton. As a result, detectives obtained arrest warrants for both suspects.

On Thursday, September 17, detectives from the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression Central Unit, Fugitive Unit, and the Strategic Investigation Unit along with assistance from the Hamilton Township Police Department and Trenton Police Department, located and arrested Shaw at a residence on Boudinot Street and seized one brick of heroin. A short time later, detectives located and arrested Blake at a residence in Hamilton Township and seized a Riley Defense 7.62 caliber rifle, hollow point ammunition, and five grams of marijuana.

Tyshiek Shaw was charged with possession of heroin, distribution of heroin, distribution with 1000 feet of a school zone, and distribution within 500 feet of a park. Colin Blake was charged with possession of marijuana, distribution of marijuana, possession of a firearm while committing CDS offense, possession of hollow point ammunition, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tyshiek Shaw and Colin Blake were lodged in Mercer County Jail pending a detention hearing.

This case is being prosecuted by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

Charges are merely accusations, and the accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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