Tips From Neighbors Lead To Arrests Of Alleged Heroin Dealers

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  BRICK – Two homes and a vehicle were searched after nearby residents suspected drug dealing going on, police said.

  Police found approximately 200 wax folds of heroin packaged for resale, assorted controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia, hypodermic syringes, and quantities of Suboxone and Adderall. As a result, two women were charged with dealing heroin and other drugs. One of them lived on Greenville Drive, and the other lived on 3rd Street in the Laurelton Mobile Home Park.

  Rachel O’Brien, 36, of Brick, was charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Distribution of Heroin. O’Brien was lodged in Ocean County Jail.

  Janet Lombardo, 36, of Brick, was charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Adderall, Possession of Suboxone, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia and Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute. Lombardo was released on a summons.

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

  Police Chief James Riccio thanked the concerned citizens who stepped forward and led police to the locations where drugs were allegedly being sold.

  “We enjoy a great working relationship with our community and encourage anyone who suspects criminal activity to contact our department,” police said.