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Fugitive Wanted on Drug Charges Caught in Chester, Cops Say

Former Hunterdon County resident apprehended Friday morning without incident.

A former Califon resident wanted on multiple drug warrants by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office was arrested on Main Street in Chester Friday morning, Chester Borough Det. Keith Anderson said. 

David G. Ingersoll, 42, was found and arrested by Chester Township Det. Brian Gill and Cpl. DaCunza without incident behind a business at 8:10 a.m., Anderson said. The police department was alerted of Ingersoll's suspected whereabouts earlier this week and launched an investigation, Anderson said.

Ingersoll was charged with third degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, specifically Suboxone, a schedule II prescription drug used to treat opiate addiction, Hunterdon County Proseuctor Anthony Kearns said. Ingersoll did not possess a valid prescription for the drug, Kearns said.

Ingersoll is charged with narcotics crimes and failed to appear in court, according to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office. A warrant for his arrest was issued Nov. 13, and Ingersoll became the county's "Fugitive of the Week" on Nov. 19.

"We spoke with residents who had come across (Ingersoll) and learned of his local haunts and where he liked to hang out," Anderson said. "We were able to find him Friday morning on Main Street."

Ingersoll is being held at Hunterdon County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail with a 10-percent option, Kearns said. He is next due in court Jan. 7, 2013.

Kearns also said Ingersoll has warrants for his arrest out of Newark and Union County, in addition to various traffic warrants. 

The Hunterdon County Fugitive Task Force, Chester Township Police and Chester Borough Police assisted in the arrest.

Patch is following this story and will provide details as they are made available.

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