Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Investigators also allege that he was in possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a local elementary school.
A Monmouth County grand jury voted Monday to indict a Matawan man on charges that he allegedly possessed and distributed child pornography and drugs. Investigators say Robert Wood, 28, of the Tree Haven II apartments on Ravine Drive, was in possession of child pornography between Feb. 25, 2009 and Aug. 9, 2011. Child pornography is defined in the indictment as, "any photograph, film, video, computer program or file, video game or any other reconstruction which depicts a child engaging in a prohibited sexual act or simulation of a sex act including on the Internet." The indictment further accuses Wood of distributing child pornography on three occasions in 2009, including May 10, June 4 and June 18. Wood was allegedly also in possession …
Monday, March 4, 2013
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…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
While police were responding to a first aid call, a man at the scene was found in to be illegally in possession of prescription medication.
A Keansburg man was arrested on a drug charge after Matawan Borough Police responded to a first aid call on Sept. 12, according to Lt. Ben Smith. At about 5:57 a.m., police arrived at Ravine Manor Apartments to aid a resident with a leg injury. Police noticed a man exiting the apartment upon their arrival and requested that the man, later identified as John Fales, 48, of Keansburg, return inside. Fales gave police a false name and left the apartment while officers were with the injured resident, Smith said. Officers located Fales in the apartment complex and upon further investigation discovered his real name and that he was in possession of Vicodin without a prescription. Fales was charged with possession of prescription drugs with no …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Matawan Police say they arrested the Howell man with 23 bags of heroin on his person.
Four people were arrested at the Quick Chek on Main Street in Matawan on Sept. 13 after officers observed the group engaging in suspicious activity in a parked car, according to Lt. Ben Smith. When Ptl. Chris Stark approached the group, it became apparent that they were conducting a drug deal, Smith explained. One of the men in the car, identified as Andrew Cabarello, 23, of Howell, was found to have 23 individually packaged bags of heroin in his jeans. Caballero was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance within 500 feet of a park. Bail was set at $30,000. Caballero was committed to the Monmouth…
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Police say he was in possession of heroin and a hypodermic needle
A Sayreville man was arrested on drug charges after Matawan Borough Police responded to a domestic disturbance on Beachwood Terrace. Shortly after 8 p.m. on Sept. 11, when officers arrived at the scene, they saw Robert Knapp, 21, of Sayreville leaving. Knapp was stopped and was found to have heroin and a hypodermic needle on him, according to Lt. Ben Smith. Knapp was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of heroin, and improper disposal of a hypodermic needle. He also had active warrants for his arrest in Old Bridge Township. Bail was set at $2,500 and he was committed to the Monmouth County Correctional Facility. Ptl. Jeff Bodner, Ptl. Matthew O'Boyle, Ptl. Chris Stark and Sgt. Anthony Brizendine responded to the scene.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Investigators say he was illegally distributing painkillers in Hudson County and conspiring with pharmacy owners to bill the Medicaid program.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A Keyport man was sentenced today to state prison for illegally distributing painkillers in Hudson County and conspiring with pharmacy owners to bill Medicaid for the painkillers, according to Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa. The painkillers were obtained using fraudulent prescriptions. Jack Kennedy, 30, of Keyport, was sentenced under a plea agreement to three years in state prison, according to the Office of the Attorney General. Kennedy pleaded guilty on March 16, 2010 to an accusation charging him with second degree conspiracy to commit health care claims fraud, second degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, and third degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a school property before …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Investigators say an Old Bridge man was in possession of a controlled dangerous substance
A Monmouth County grand jury voted to indict an Old Bridge man for a possession of a controlled dangerous substance charge. Police say that Theodore Susik, Jr., 50, was in possession of cocaine on April 25 in Neptune. It is a third degree crime. An indictment does not indicate a conviction, only that formal charges may be brought to trial.
Friday, August 31, 2012
The drug forum on heroin and other opiate use in youth and young adults was held at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters.
For New Jersey families, heroin and opiate addiction hits a lot closer to home than many want to admit. Over 100 residents from all over the state gathered at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan on Thursday to hear the Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (GCADA) hold their third hearing on drug and alcohol addiction. A panel of 12 professionals in the addiction field, inlcuding former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, ran the GCADA's task force on heroin and other opiate use amongst New Jersey youth and young adults meeting. During the forum, two family’s spoke to the task force about their experiences with rehab groups and out patient therapy. Dominick Coppola from Bridgewater was …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Investigators found 63 bricks of heroin, a Lorcin .380 caliber automatic handgun and $28,766 at his Fredwood Place home in 2009, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
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Saturday, August 18, 2012
A Matawan man received a life sentence yesterday for being the “Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network,” which is the official title of New Jersey’s drug kingpin statute, according to a press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Dectric Rawls, 32, of Fredwood Place, will be required to serve at least 25 years of that sentence before he will be eligible to apply for parole, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Rawls, who acted as the head of a Bayshore area based heroin distribution operation, pled guilty to all charges against him on April 30, 2012. Those charges included possession of a firearm in the course of committing a drug offense, a second degree crime. The Honorable Francis P. Vernoia sentenced…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Investigators say he sold cocaine to undercover officers
A Monmouth County grand jury voted to indict a Cliffwood Beach man on several possession and distribution charges in Wall and Aberdeen. Police say that James Guthridge, 27, distributed cocaine to an undercover detective from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Strike Force in Wall on Nov. 10, 2011 and in Aberdeen on Nov. 16, 2011. Guthridge faces two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute, and two counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. All are third degree crimes. An indictment does not indicate a conviction, only that the charges may be brought to trial.