TOMS RIVER – After a month-long investigation, officers pulled over three people and recovered drugs and weapons from their vehicles in an effort to stem drug use in Toms River and Manchester.
On Aug. 3, officers said they pulled over a Ford F-350 and arrested William Needham, 34, of Manchester. A search warrant found 850 wax folds of heroin and $1,876 in cash. Needham was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and 2nd degree possession with the intent to distribute heroin. Additionally his Ford F-350 was seized pending forfeiture.
On Aug. 4, Toms River officers pulled over Daniel Dornbierer, 42 of Forked River. In his vehicle they found 10 wax folds of heroin, and a Polymer 80 9mm handgun with hollow point bullets. This handgun was void of serial numbers and was untraceable. Dornbierer was charged with possession of heroin and several weapons offenses.
On Aug. 7, police pulled over Ricky Galloway, 60 of Lakewood. He was found to be in possession of about 250 wax folds of heroin and a small quantity of cocaine, cash, and a Smith and Wesson 40 caliber handgun. In his residence, police found 650 wax folds of heroin and a larger amount of cash. Galloway was charged with several narcotics and weapons related offenses including 2nd degree possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and possession of a handgun during a narcotics offense.
In total the Toms River Police Department Special Enforcement Team seized over 35 bricks (or 1760 wax folds) of heroin, more than 5 grams of cocaine, a 9mm handgun with hollow point bullets, a 40 caliber handgun, and approximately $9,500 in cash. They were assisted by Manchester police and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.