Seaside Heights Restaurant Manager Faces Drug Counts
The manager of Hemingway's Cafe in Seaside Heights faces charges after the seizure of seven pounds of marijuana by Ocean County investigators.
Vincent Craparotta III, 30, was arrested Monday after warrant searches of his Webster Avenue home and of a storage trailer on Hiering Avenue. County authorities say they also confiscated about $3,000 in cash.
He's charged with possession of marijuana over 50 grams and possession of over an ounce but less than five pounds, for which a Superior Court judge in Toms River set bail at $35,000 with no option for release on payment of 10 percent. Craparotta is also charged with possession of marijuana over five pounds, possession of over five pounds with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public beach and possession of drug paraphernalia. The judge tacked on another $100,000 to the bail amount.
Jenna R. Craparotta, 30, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on a summons.