Seven From Bristol PA & Trenton Charged In NJ Drug Bust

Wayne Bessant, 39, and Davae Craig, 31, both of Trenton.

Authorities in New Jersey have taken six men and one woman into custody as part of a year long narcotics dealing operation. One of the suspects is a man from Bristol, Pennsylvania.

The New Jersey State Police collaborated with the Trenton Police Department to surveille the suspects starting in September 2019. They believed the individuals were dealing drugs throughout the Trenton and Ewing areas.

Daniel Peyton, 55, of Westampton.

Police then arrested the suspects one by one.

In one of the arrests, a suspect in Ewing allegedly attempted to flee. It resulted in a local officer nearly suffering serious injuries.

Authorities say Daniel Peyton, 55, was conducting a drug deal with Wayne Bessant, 39, and Davae Craig, 31.

Peyton allegedly had 3 kilograms of cocaine in his vehicle. Craig and Bessant, who arrived together, reportedly had $209,000 cash.

When officers attempted the men while they engaged in the deal, Peyton allegedly drove off. In doing so, he briefly dragged the Ewing Township officer with his vehicle. Peyton did not get far and authorities took him into custody.

The following individuals are facing charges in this investigation:

  • Daniel Sabree, 46, Bristol, PA
  • David Craig, 32, Trenton, N.J.
  • Davon Craig, 27, Trenton, N.J.
  • Davae Craig, 31, Trenton, N.J.
  • Deesade Meyers, 27, Ewing N.J.
  • Daniel Peyton, 55, Westampton, N.J.
  • Wayne Bessant, 39, Trenton, N.J.

Investigators seized cash, drugs, multiple firearms, and two vehicles as part of the bust. This includes:

  • a 2016 Toyota Highlander,
  • a 2010 BMW X5,
  • a 9mm handgun,
  • a .40 caliber handgun,
  • a 9 mm assault weapon
  • 2 high capacity magazines,
  • hollow point ammunition,
  • more than $313,000 cash,
  • more than 4 kilograms of cocaine,
  • 1 bundle of heroin,
  • and 30 grams of marijuana.
Trenton Police Director Sheilah Coley speaks to the press. Trenton Mayor Reed stands to her right. Photo by Rick Rickman.

Trenton Police Director Sheilah Coley said the case shows what can happen when state and local police work together.

“Trenton residents deserve to feel safe in their own neighborhoods, and I commend the officers and detectives who worked tirelessly on their behalf by ridding our streets of multiple firearms and thousands of doses of dangerous narcotics.”

The New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression Central Unit, Opioid Enforcement Task Force, and Ewing Township Police Department also assisted in this investigation.