Neighborhood Crime Alert (Drug Distribution Arrests) – Lacey Township Police Department – Friday, June 27, 2014

Neighborhood Crime Alert (Drug Distribution Arrests) – Lacey Township Police Department – Friday, June 27, 2014

01 - Neighborhood Crime AlertHeroin Possession and Distribution (Arrests) – On Thursday, June 26, 2014, detectives from the Lacey Township Police Department completed an investigation into the distribution of Heroin from 100 Clearwater Drive in Forked River. The investigation was initiated on Friday, June 6, 2014, after Lacey patrol officers and paramedics responded to the home for an apparent Heroin overdose. The investigation during the weeks that followed led to a traffic stop on Trenton Avenue in Forked River on Thursday, June 26, 2014, where the target of the drug distribution investigation, 51-year-old Robert Zaug of 100 Clearwater Drive in Forked River, was a passenger in the vehicle. During the motor vehicle stop, Robert Zaug was arrested on two outstanding traffic warrants issued separately by the Lacey Township Municipal Court and Evesham Township Municipal Court. Detectives located 196 bags containing Heroin along with Alprazolam (Xanax) hidden in the dash where Zaug was seated. The driver of the vehicle, 52-year-old George Boustania of 103 Cayuga Road in Barnegat, was also arrested.

Robert Zaug was charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Alprazolam (Xanax), and Intent to Distribute Heroin. Robert Zaug was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of $101,000 cash bail. George Boustania was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Alprazolam (Xanax).  He was released on his own recognizance (ROR) pending a court appearance.

The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit assisted with the search.

Marijuana Possession and Distribution (Arrests) – On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Lacey Township Police Department detectives, in cooperation with the United States Postal Service, executed a search warrant at 1510 Arient Road in Forked River. The warrant was obtained during a narcotics investigation initially based on information received from the Forked River office of the U.S. Postal Service. The investigation involved the anticipated delivery of several pounds of Marijuana to 1510 Arient Road in Forked River.

Prior to executing the warrant at 1510 Arient Road, detectives conducted a stop of a vehicle departing the target home. The vehicle was driven by 42-year-old Lenny Maroney of 558 Lloyd Road in Toms River. Approximately three pounds of Marijuana which had been delivered to 1510 Arient Road in Forked River was located in the vehicle. A subsequent execution of the search warrant at 1510 Arient Road yielded additional Marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Both Lenny Maroney and the resident of the target home, 27-year-old Donald Klarmann, were arrested and charged with Possession of over Marijuana and Intent to Distribute Marijuana.  Both suspects were transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of $17,500 cash bail.

The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit assisted with the search.

Heroin Possession and Distribution (Arrest) – On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 7:22 p.m., Lacey Township Police Department Detective Brian Flynn assisted the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Group (SOG) with an investigation of Heroin possession and distribution at 1404 Bullard Avenue in Forked River. The investigation led to the arrest of 24-year-old Christopher C. Cox of 1404 Bullard Avenue who was found in possession of 194 bags of Heroin. Christopher C. Cox was arrested after being stopped on West Lacey Road in Forked River. Christopher C. Cox was charged by SOG members with possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with the intent to Distribute, and Distribution of Heroin. Christopher C. Cox was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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