Search Warrant Leads to Narcotics Arrest in Stafford Township

Photo courtesy Stafford Township Police

STAFFORD – On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at approximately 7:15 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit, along with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Group, Barnegat Township Drug Enforcement Unit, and the Ocean County SWAT Team executed a search warrant at a residence on Voyager Lane in Manahawkin, New Jersey. Voyager Lane in located in the Ocean Acres section of Stafford Township.

The investigation has led to the arrest of Justin Wiersig 38 years old of Voyager Lane, Manahawkin, N.J.

As a result of the search warrant, the following narcotics and weapons were located and seized:

· Over 3 pounds of Marijuana.

· Over ½ ounce of Cocaine.

· Over 1,000 tablets of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)

o Also, Crystal Methamphetamine, MDMA (Mollies), and Psilocybin.

· Drug Paraphernalia, which included packaging material and a digital scale.

· $620.00 in US currency.

· Several sets of brass knuckles.

Additionally, the residence is within 1000 feet of the Ocean Acres Elementary School located on Nautilus Drive.

Wiersig has been charged with numerous narcotics and weapons offenses. He was transported to Ocean County Jail and is scheduled to appear in Ocean County Court at a later date.

As policy, the Stafford Township will not release the photos of any defendants. Also, the media and the public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations, and that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.