Investigation Leads To Coke, Pot Charges

Robert Aparicio (Photo courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

  TOMS RIVER – An operation dealing cocaine and marijuana was brought down after a two-month investigation, police said.

  On Nov. 21, police said they executed a no-knock warrant on a Toms River residence, finding 80 grams of cocaine, 216 grams of marijuana, 62 THC vape cartridges, $38,500 in cash and a high-end security system.

  Robert Aparicio, 34, of Toms River was charged with Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute; Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute; Possession of Cocaine; Possession of Marijuana; Possession of a Quantity of MDMA Pills; Maintaining a Fortified Structure as a Distribution Facility; Financial Facilitation of Criminal Activity; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

  These are just charges until he is proven guilty in a court of law.

  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer thanked the various agencies involved in the arrest, including: the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Toms River Township Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Asset Forfeiture Unit, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, Toms River Emergency Services Unit and the Toms River Police Department K-9 Unit.