Matawan PD Charges Two Men for Allegedly Selling Narcotics

Police found large amount of cash, narcotics and counterfeit bills

Four individuals were arrested in relation to a suspected heroin distribution ring being run out of a Matawan apartment complex, according to Lt. Ben Smith. 

On Wednesday at about 9 p.m., the Matawan Police Department executed a search warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. The warrant was the result of a two month narcotics investigation conducted by Detectives Joe Lovallo and Steve Sakowski, according to Lt. Smith.

When Matawan Police and the Monmouth County Emergency Response Team (MOCERT) entered apartment 38A in Tree Haven II on Ravine Drive, they discovered over $3,000 in cash, narcotics and $100 in counterfeit five and ten dollar bills, Lt. Smith said. After the counterfeit bills are investigated, they will be turned over to the United States Secret Service.

Police arrested Reginald Roe, 30, of Newark and Dashawn Nance, 22, of Matawan. Both Roe and Nance were charged with narcotics offenses relating to distribution, Lt. Smith said.

Two other subjects arrested at the apartment are also under investigation and charges are pending against them.

A K-9 unit from the Holmdel Police Department also responded to the scene to search the apartment and Roe's vehicle for narcotics. The vehicle was seized as a result of the warrant, according to Lt. Smith.

Lt. Jason Gallo, Lt. Ben Smith, Sgt. Tom Falco, Sgt. Pat Walker, Sgt. Jerry Hourihan, Ptl. Chris Stark, Ptl. Andrew Marsala, Ptl. Eric Budelmann, Ptl. Jeff Bodner, Ptl. Sean McCabe, the MOCERT Team Members, Aberdeen Township Police Department and MONOC Tactical Medics all assisted in the operation.


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