Prescription med, heroin stashes seized in Toms River
A month-long probe of illicit prescription pill flow in Toms River leads police to a hefty heap of them. And police say that a Beachwood man found with some heroin two weeks ago was found with a lot more three days later.
After a month of surveillance and probing, members of the township's Special Enforcement Team swooped into the Joyce Street home of Joseph DeFelice, 60, on June 17, and apparently found a trove of opiates and thousands in cash.
A warrant search yielded 800 doses of dilaudid, 182 xanax, 60 oxycontin, 25 hydrocodone, nine codeine, a percocet and a number of unidentified tablets, along with two crack pipes and a quantity of marijuana described as less than 50 grams, police said.
Also seized was $13,852 in cash, which authorities linked to the drug operation.
Dog and "Horse"
On June 13, patrol officers responding to a report of a dog alone in a hot car at the K-Mart shopping center found that the pet and car belonged to David Behr, 50, of Beachwood. The encounter led to the discovery of six folds of heroin and four vials of crack, police said.
On June 16, members of the Special Enforcement Team investigating drug activity in the Route 37 vicinity focused on Behr's 2010 Honda Accord, later accosting him in a WaWa parking lot.
The search of Behr's car yielded 400 wax folds of heroin, six vials of crack, and a hypodermic needle, police said.
Both face multiple drug charges and await hearings in municipal court.