Massive Heroin Sting and other Drug Activity in the Shore Area
Toms River Police make five arrest and confiscate over 11-thousand doses of heroin with a street value of over $50,000 in two days. The raids were executed by the department's Special Enforcement Team and the Drug Enforcement Agency (Atlantic City Office) regarding heroin distribution in the Ocean County area.
Toms River Police Chief Mitch Little said after a month long investigation, the Special Enforcement Team executed a search warrant on Wednesday, January 29th at a Howard Johnsons hotel room and arrested John E. McDaniel, 37 of Lakewood, with nearly 864 wax folds of heroin and 6 bottles of Methadone, packaging material and $3,764.00 in U.S. Currency. He's being held at the Ocean County Jail on $75,000 bail.
McDaniel was charged with possession of heroin, possession of Methadone and possession of heroin over one half ounce with the intent to distribute, a 2nd degree charge. Little said Danielle Giberson of Lakewood was also arrested for possession of Methadone and on an active warrant.
On Thursday, January 30, 2014 as part of a joint investigation by the department's Special Enforcement Team and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Atlantic City Office conducted a motor vehicle stop off of Route 37 in the Toms River Center parking lot near the Kohl's Department Store and seized 10,000 wax folds of heroin (200 bricks) and arrested three New York men. The estimated weight of the narcotics seized is 400 grams worth an estimated street value of $50,000.
Little said the men are identified as Victor Tavarez-Rosario, 21 and Jose Alberto Taveras-Cabrera, 28 of New York, NY as well as Jose Ariel Taveras-Cabrera, 25 of the Bronx. All three were charged with possession of heroin and possession of over 5 ounces of heroin with the intent to distribute, which is a 1st degree crime. Victor Tavarez-Rosario is being held on $200,000 bail. Jose Ariel Taveras-Cabrera and Jose Alberto Taveras-Cabrera are being held on $350,000 bail and are being detained on I.C.E. detainers for immigration violations.
In Monmouth County, Howell Police initiated a motor vehicle stop near the Windmill Club housing development on January 23rd. A police K-9 team, called to the scene, detected the presence of illicit drugs in township resident Michael Eisenberg's black VW Jetta and impounded his vehicle.
Sergeant Eileen Dodd said investigating officers were granted a search warrant of of Eisenberg's vehicle on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 and discovered 62 bags of heroin located in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Eisenber was charged with Possession with intent to distribute (Heroin) and released on a summons pending a future court date.
Also in Howell, police arrested a township man living at the Oak Hill Mobile Home Park on Wednesday January 29th following a 2 month investigation following residents complaints. An execution of a search warrant led to the arrest of 33-year-old Tokeeyyo Hamilton of Seattle Slew Drive and the alleged discovery of marijuana, scales, drug paraphernalia and packaging materials. Hamilton is in the Monmouth County Jail on 8,000 bail.
Howell Police encourage residents to report illegal drug activity anonymously to its Narcotics Tip Line at 732-938-4575 extension 2874.