Police Make Arrests For Cocaine, Heroin And Meth

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BRICK – Street Crime Unit Detectives made multiple arrests for drug possession during motor vehicle stops.

  The first occurred on July 14 at around 11:30 p.m. when a detective pulled over a car in the Walmart parking lot on Route 88. Cocaine and drug paraphernalia were found inside the car which resulted in the arrests of the two occupants.

  Austin Keiser, 43, and Kathleen Lastra, 53, both from Toms River were charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Keiser received the additional charge of distributing cocaine. He was lodged in Ocean County Jail and Lastra was released on a summons.

  On July 25 at 10:45 p.m., detectives noticed a small sedan that committed several traffic violations in the area of the Walmart parking lot. Inside the car were four adults, a child and a dog all seated within three seats. Detectives later found crystal methamphetamine, prescription pills, heroin, paraphernalia, and drug packaging materials inside.

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  The driver, Chastity Torro, 47, from Neptune City, was charged with possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine, possession of crystal methamphetamine, heroin, prescription legend pills, and possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of children and several motor vehicle summonses. She was lodged in Ocean County Jail. The child was turned over to a family friend.

  Passenger Noah Mangan, 43, from Brick, was charged with possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine, possession of crystal methamphetamine, prescription legend pills, heroin and drug paraphernalia. Additionally, Mangan provided a false name to officers during the investigation and was charged with hindering his own apprehension for the three outstanding warrants for his arrest. Mangan was lodged in Ocean County Jail.

  Passenger James Sanderson, 41, from Freehold, was charged with possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine, possession of crystal methamphetamine, heroin, prescription legend pills and paraphernalia. He was lodged in Ocean County Jail.

  Passenger Ashley Johnston, 30, from Manchester, was charged with possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine, possession of crystal methamphetamine, heroin, prescription legend pills and drug paraphernalia. Johnston proceeded to confirm the false name provided by Mangan, which led to the additional charge of hindering apprehension of another. Johnston was released on a summons.

Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.