Sheriff’s Officers Bust Two Drug Dealers, Seize 1200 Bags Of Heroin, 22 Grams of Coke And Cash

Monmouth County Sheriff’s Patrol At Seastreak’s Highlands Terminal. file photo

Two Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers, with the assistance of the drug sniffing K-9 team, arrested two Monmouth County men during a traffic stop on the Garden State Parkway at exit 109 on Wednesday.  1200 bags of heroin, 22 grams of cocaine, $4500 in cash, and a 2014 Dodge pickup truck were seized during the arrest, according to an announcement, according to an announcement by Sheriff Shaun Golden.

Sheriff’s Officers Glenn Sonnaband and Jason Simeone arrested Daniel Torres, 47 of Long Branch, and Alexander Mazza, 46 of Eatontown, who were charged with two counts of possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances  and two counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS.  The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI Red Bank Office participated in the arrests and investigation.

“The heroin epidemic continues to be a serious and deadly problem. As members of law enforcement we are committed to take action when it comes to combating the proliferation of narcotics in Monmouth County,” said Sheriff Golden. “This great example of exceptional police work helps keep drugs off of our streets, and enhances the safety in communities where our children live and play.  I commend everyone involved in the arrests for their collaborative efforts.”

Torres and Mazza are in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.

Posted: January 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Sheriff’s Officers Bust Two Drug Dealers, Seize 1200 Bags Of Heroin, 22 Grams of Coke And Cash”

  1. Some perspective please said at 8:14 pm on January 26th, 2018:

    Can anyone put this into perspective for folks like me? Is that a large amount of drugs or typical of an addict/small time dealer? Like if someone tells me”a man was arrested woth 550 rounds if .22lr amo” i undeestand that is an afternoon at the range and an amount of ammo that fits in a latge coat pocket. So is 1200 bags what an addict goes through in a weekend, a month, a year? And how come we Imperialists still talk about drugs in metric not imperial units and numbers???

  2. Frank Sutton said at 8:39 pm on January 28th, 2018:

    I don’t know for sure either but it’s most likely a dealers amount, unless the addict is very wealthy. The only thing is, we can’t arrest our way out of this situation. I mean demand and supply. So when the police say they are making the place safer, it’s not true because some other dealer will simply take their place.