Father and son arrested in Brick, NJ for dealing drugs after neighbors report suspicious activity
There had been suspicious and, as it turns out inauspicious and illegal activity, occurring at a home on Homestead Drive in Brick Township.
This is what neighbors and nearby residents were telling Brick Police and it ignited an investigation looking into the claims, reports of something nefarious going on in that residence, belonging to the Russo family, with the type of foot traffic in particular.
Brick Police said that their Street Crimes Unit Detectives pulled over a vehicle on July 18, around 7:30 pm, related to their ongoing investigation and found the driver, 43-year-old Ricardo Calderon of Elizabeth in possession of approximately 100 suspected Fentanyl pills, approximately 9 grams of cocaine, and more than 100 wax folds containing heroin in his vehicle along with a large but undisclosed amount of cash.
Then, police went and found 67-year-old Frank Russo Jr. and 38-year-old Matthew Russo and placed them under arrest as well.
Brick Police charged Calderon with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, fentanyl pills and heroin, possession of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl, and possession of paraphernalia -- all on a warrant -- and he was then brought to the Ocean County Jail.
Frank Russo Jr. was charged with distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine and paraphernalia, obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct while Matthew Russo was charged with obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct.
Brick Township Police issued a statement on the arrests and investigation.
"Chief Riccio would like to commend the diligent work of the Street Crimes Unit and thank the concerned citizens for becoming involved and helping us to identify a problem household which allowed us to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion. Residents are always encouraged to report suspicious activity or any behavior that disrupts the quality of life of our community."