Beachwood Residents Arrested For Heroin Distribution

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BEACHWOOD – After a two-month long investigation, police have arrested two Beachwood residents for storing and distributing Heroin from their home. 

  The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office had been conducting a two-month, multi-agency cooperative investigation on illegal drug activity in Ocean County.

  Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force along with the Beachwood Police Department Detective Bureau executed a search warrant on December 18 at a Beachwood residence. Prior to the search warrant, suspects John Vaughn, 47, and Jennifer Vuono, 38, had left the residence and were later detained. 

  After searching the home, detectives seized nearly 48 Bricks or 2,400 dosage units of Heroin, along with roughly $4,000 in cash.

  As a result, Vaughn was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin in a quantity of more than One Half Ounce but less than Five Ounces with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe without a Valid Prescription. Vuono was arrested and charged with Distribution of Heroin, Possession of Heroin in a quantity of more than One Half Ounce but less than Five Ounces with the Intent to Distribute, two counts of Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe without a Valid Prescription.

  Both Vaughn and Vuono were transported to the Ocean County Jail and released pending a future court date.