01 - Neighborhood Crime Alert

Possession and Distribution of CDS Arrests – On the evening of Thursday, August 8, 2013, detectives of the Lacey Township Police Department arrested seven individuals during a narcotics investigation. Detectives witnessed a male and female exiting a home on Chelsea Street in Forked River recently suspected of drug distribution. A field inquiry of the two individuals and a third man meeting with them led to their arrests. Christopher Williams, 38 years-of-age from Manahawkin, was arrested for an outstanding $32,000 child support warrant. During his arrest, Christopher Williams was in possession of heroin intended to be distributed to a third individual, 47-year-old Darrell Salter of Forked River. Darrell Salter was arrested and charged with Loitering to Obtain a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS). Christopher Williams was charged with Possession of Heroin and Intent to Distribute Heroin. Christopher Williams was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in lieu of the bail on the warrant, while Salter and Fagan were released on their own recognizance pending a court appearance. The third suspect, 18-year-old Katherine Fagan of Lanoka Harbor, was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin.

Several hours later, detectives executed a search warrant at 650 Chelsea Street in Forked River. During the search, 132 folds containing heroin were discovered along with numerous hypodermic syringes. The findings led to four additional arrests inside the home. The homeowner, 24-year-old Shannon Augustino of Forked River, was charged with Possession of Hypodermic Syringes. David Bond, 24, of Little Egg Harbor was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. Shannon Augustino and David Bond were released on a summons pending a court appearance. Another individual, 30-year-old Jesse Morrell of Toms River, was arrested for three outstanding warrants issued from Point Pleasant, Lacey, and Washington Township Municipal Courts. Jesse Morrell was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail. An additional arrest of 50-year-old Steven Concannon of Forked River was also made at the residence. Steven Concannon was charged with Possession of Heroin, Intent to Distribute Heroin, and Intent to Distribute CDS within 1000’ of the Lacey Township Middle School. Steven Concannon was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of $50,000 cash bail.

Assistance was obtained from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Group and a K-9 Unit from the Ocean Township (Waretown) Police Department. Lacey Patrol Officers Andrew Slota and Alan Abrecht assisted with the warrant execution.