Brick Drug Enforcement Unit Nabs Distributors

(Photo courtesy of Daniel Nee, Brick ShoreBeat)

BRICK – A traffic stop outside the Stop & Shop on Hooper Ave. led to the discovery of three men who were using a local residence to package crack cocaine.

On Monday, September 18 at 1:10 p.m., the Brick Township Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) stopped a vehicle and arrested 33-year-old Jeanette Larusso of Brick for an outstanding warrant and possession of Heroin.

When the DEU and Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit searched her residence on North Pier Drive, they found quantities of crack cocaine being packaged for distribution, along with 70 wax folds of suspected Heroin, two bags of Marijuana containing less than 50 grams and $429 in cash.

19-year-old Justin Mcgriff and 18-year-old Daquan Summers, from Orange and East Orange, were arrested, along with 38-year-old Michael Steltzer of Brick.

All of the men were charged with Possession of CDS, Manufacturing/Distribution of Heroin/Cocaine, Possession of less than 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The arrests were made after a months-long investigation by the Brick Township Drug Enforcement Unit.