Police seize over 1,000 prescription pills in Toms River raid

     Joseph DeFelice, 60, of Toms River is facing various drug charges after a raid on his residence earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of the Toms River Police Department)

    Joseph DeFelice, 60, of Toms River is facing various drug charges after a raid on his residence earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of the Toms River Police Department)

    A 60-year-old Toms River man is facing various drug charges after a raid earlier this month. 

    A month-long investigation into the distribution of prescription medication culminated in a June 17 search warrant execution by the Toms River Police Department Special Enforcement Team at 40 Joyce Street in the municipality, according to Toms River Police Department spokesman Ralph Stocco.

    A search of the residence, occupied by the investigation target, Joseph DeFelice, uncovered numerous prescription pills that were seized, including 800 Dilaudid, 182 Xanax, 60 Oxycontin, 25 Hydrocodone, 9 Codeine, one Percocet, and other unidentified medication, Stocco said. 

    Police also found and seized two glass pipes used for smoking crack cocaine, less than 50 grams of marijuana, and $13,852.00 in U.S. currency, identified as proceeds of the distribution operation, according to Stocco.

    Authorities charged DeFelice with possession of Dilaudid, possession of Dilaudid with the intent to distribute, possession of Xanax, possession of Xanax with the intent to distribute, possession of Oxycontin, possession of Oxycontin with the intent to distribute, possession of Codeine, possession of Percocet, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana under 50 grams.

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