Brick, Lakewood Suspects Nabbed In Drug Ring Bust
A Lakewood 49-year-old and a Brick Township 23-year-old are under arrest in what Ocean County investigators say is a probe of cocaine and heroin distibution.
County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford says that Mark Bond and Kalliope Stampolis were arrested Friday at Bond's house on Edgewood Court in Lakewood.
Armed with a warrant, county and Lakewood investigators say they found about an ounce of cocaine and about 195 bags of heroin, along with the prescription drug suboxone and some marijuana. They seized a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck which they believe was used to deliver the drugs.
Bond faces five possession- and distribution-related counts for cocaine, heroin and marijuana. He was placed in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River with bail set at $200,000, with no option to pay 10% of the total for release.
Stampolis is charged with six similar charges, including one for possession of drug paraphermalia. Her bail is set at $50,000 also with no 10% option.
The investigation included members of the Prosecutor's Special Operations Group; Lakewood Township PD SWAT Team and Street Crimes Unit; and the Ocean County Sheriff's K-9 unit.