Jackson Police recover over 240 decks of heroin in two investigations

    Two were arrested on various charges, including intent to distribute heroin, following the culmination of two investigations Wednesday in Jackson, police announced today. 

    Police first arrested Guillermo D. Rivera, 37, of Jackson following a motor vehicle stop on East Commodore Boulevard around 3 p.m., said Jackson Lt. Steven Laskiewicz in a release. 

    Search warrants were then executed on the Rivera’s vehicle and home. Police seized a metal marijuana grinder, a small bag containing marijuana, a pipe used for smoking marijuana, and in excess of 40 stamped, wax folds of heroin, Laskiewicz said. 

    Rivera was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute and possession of a controlled dangerous substance while operating a motor vehicle. He was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child as the investigation revealed that there had been children present while he was engaged in the narcotics activities.

    He was processed then lodged in the Ocean County Jail on $35,000 bail, according to Laskiewicz. A 2006 Chrysler van and more than $300 was also seized during the investigation and is being held pending forfeiture proceedings.

    Then around 10:30 p.m., police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Willow Point Drive and subsequently arrested Frankie J. Williams, 29, of Neptune, Laskiewicz said. Police recovered over 200 decks of heroin from Williams. 

    Williams was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute and possession of a controlled dangerous substance while operating a motor vehicle.

    He was processed and released after posting bond on $10,000 bail, according to Laskiewicz. A 2007 Ford Fusion and more than $900 was also seized during the investigation and is being held pending forfeiture proceedings.

    Dsg. Denis Campbell, Detectives Mitch Cowit, Robert Reiff, John Rodriguez, Police Officers Michael Grochowski, Benedetto Ravaioli and officers with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit were involved with the investigation.

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