Mount Arlington, NJ

Two Men Arrested in Mt. Arlington with Fentanyl, Handgun

Morristown Minute

On October 13 the Narcotics Task Force and Mount Arlington Police Department conducted an operation that led to the arrest of Maurice A. Goodgame and Matthew Canfield. The two men were arrested with fentanyl pills, a .45 caliber handgun loaded with hollow-point ammunition, and around $10,000 in cash.

Goodgame, a 26-year-old Mount Arlington Resident, was enrolled in a court-ordered drug program at the time of his arrest. He is being held at the Morris County Correctional Facility until his hearing. Goodgame is charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (fentanyl), in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1), a crime of the third degree.
  • Possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance (fentanyl), in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1) and 5b(5), a crime of the third degree.
  • Unlawful possession of a handgun, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5b(1), a crime of the second degree.
  • Possession of a firearm (handgun) while committing a controlled dangerous substance offense, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4.1a, a crime of the second degree.
  • Possession of hollow-point bullets, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3j, a crime of the fourth degree.
  • Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance (fentanyl), in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1)b(5), a crime of the third degree.
  • Money laundering, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-25a, a crime of the third degree.
  • Certain persons not to possess weapons, in violation of 2C:39-7b(1), a crime of the second degree.

Canfield, an 18-year-old Mount Arlington Resident, was also arrested during the bust and charged with Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (fentanyl), in violation of 2C:35-10a(1), a crime of the third degree.

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

Goodgame was charged in 2020 for aggravated assault after a woman he robbed fell from his car while confronting him in his escape.

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