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Police: Pair Busted With Heroin, Cocaine & Cash in Home Near Matawan Aberdeen Middle School

Police say the 51-year-old and 54-year-old also had narcotics packaging materials.

Two residents of Locust Street in Aberdeen were busted by local and county police with heroin, crack cocaine, cash and narcotics packaging materials, according to a press release issued by Aberdeen Police Chief John Powers.

Eugene D. Wortham, Jr. , 51, and Doris D. Harris, 54, were arrested on Feb. 21 after the Bayshore Unit of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics and Gang Investigation Bureau and the Aberdeen Township Police executed a search warrant at the Locust Street residence, according to Powers.

Both were charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin in a school zone. Wortham was also charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Harris was also charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine in a school zone and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Locust Street is less than half a mile from Matawan Aberdeen Middle School and less than a mile from Cliffwood Avenue Elementary School.

Bail for each was set at $20,000 with a 10% cash option and both were released after they posted a bail bond. 

An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Tara Lalevee March 04, 2013 at 05:30 PM
and now what? They were released and thats probably the last we will hear of this. This is my neighborhood. My kids play here and go to school here. What Next????
Chelsea Naso (Editor) March 04, 2013 at 06:25 PM
The next step in the legal process would be an indictment hearing where a Monmouth County grand jury will decide whether there is enough evidence to proceed with a trial.
Bill March 05, 2013 at 01:57 AM
Well to turn a negative into a positive , perhaps this a good time to discuss just how bad these drugs are and the lives they always destroy !!! Not just for the people who take and do them but to all the people that surround them as well.... Family mostly. Teach your Kids about them don't let them find out from the wrong places. I too have a daughter in the Middle School and my son is just a few years behind her !!! Thanks to the Police Departments who put their lives on the line everyday !! Another good thing to teach our children too !!!
Norma Jean Savitsky September 27, 2013 at 12:11 PM
When are they going to JAIL! Get this garbage out of our neighborhood!!!

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