Monmouth County drug sweep nets 16 arrests
The Monmouth County Narcotics Strike Force, and police officers from Neptune City and Tinton Falls searched an apartment on March 7 in the Brighton Arms complex on West Sylvania Avenue, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said in a release. A 10 year old girl was also in the apartment during the drug raid, he said.
In a second raid on March 12, the prosecutor office, Asbury Park Street Crimes Unit, Ocean Township police and a Wall Township police K9 Unit searched a Bangs Avenue home in Asbury Park, Gramiccioni said. Four bricks of heroin, or Swarovski 200 bags, and less than a half ounce of cocaine was seized.
There were searches of two locations on Prospect Avenue in Asbury Park during the last raid, on March 21, Gramiccioni said. The county Narcotics Strike Force, Asbury Park Street Crimes Unit and a Monmouth County Sheriff Office K9 Unit seized four bundles, or 40 bags, of heroin, he said.
it comes to drug interdiction in Monmouth County heroin is our number one priority. Heroin is killing our young people in record numbers and it is the cause of a lot of crime here and across the country, Gramiccioni said.
The prosecutor acknowledged that law enforcement would not arrest their way out of the heroin epidemic in the county and said he continues to make presentations throughout the county, called Kills! Are You Talking To Your Kids Yet? that message with law enforcement efforts and we can make headway, but the nature of heroin addiction means this problem can only be solved with everyone pulling in the same direction, Gramiccioni said.
In the March 7 raid, Neptune City residents Carl Edward Laine, 33, and Geneeja Walker, 29, were each charged with possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin and endangering the welfare of a child. Laine was released after posting $100,000 bail with no 10 percent option and Walker was released af Swarovski ter posting $25,000 bail with no 10 percent option, Gramiccioni said.
Three people were arrested during the March 12, Gramiccioni said.
Fred Anderson III, 22, of Asbury Park, was charged by Asbury Park police with possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of the Washington Village Public Housing Complex and possession of cocaine. Ocean Township police also charged Anderson with possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin and conspiracy to distribute heroin.
Anderson was taken to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold in lieu of $200,000 bail.
Asbury Park resident Shannon Ross, 23, was charged with possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin and conspiracy to distribute heroin. She was taken to the county jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
John Cahill, 26, of Ocean Township, was charged with conspiracy to possess heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a summons pending a future court date.
In the March 21 raid, 11 people we Swarovski re arrested, Gramiccioni said.
Asbury Park residents Richard Plummer, 53, Jacoby Richbow, 35, Paul Williams, 60, Tommy Elmore, 57, Erica D Swarovski avis, 32, Noble Bey, 43, Denise Watson, 43, Alonzo Miller, 34, and Neptune resident Saul Evans Jr., 34, were each charged with possession of heroin. Trenton resident Bryant Hurston, 45, was also charged with possession of heroin and possession of marijuana.