The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force seized more than $400,000 in opioids from a Yardville home Nov. 1, according to a press release from Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
MCPO received information in October from U.S. Homeland Security Investigations regarding a package being delivered from India to a home on Hauser Avenue in Hamilton. Authorities identified a package en route containing hundreds of oxycodone pills, and federal and state search warrants were obtained.
On Nov. 1 at approximately 1 p.m., members of the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force initiated surveillance of Amanda Polom and the Hauser Avenue home where she resides.
The package was delivered, and after Polom took custody of the narcotics, officers took her into custody. Detectives allegedly found 12,000 tramadol pills, 2,000 tapentadol pills, 530 oxycodone pills and 20 bags of heroin. The seized pills have an approximate total street value of $436,000. Officers also seized 20 bags of heroin valued at $140, according to the MCPO.
Polom, 35, was charged with four counts of second-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance and three counts of second-degree possession with the intent to distribute. She was released pending future court proceedings, the MCPO release said.
Officers with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, and the Hamilton and Princeton police, under the command of the prosecutor’s Special Investigations Unit, assisted with the investigation.