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8 Arrested in Brick Drug Distribution Raids

Heroin, cocaine, prescription pills seized by police

Patch File Photo: Daniel Nee
Patch File Photo: Daniel Nee
Brick police have arrested eight people since May 1 on drug distribution charges.

The arrests come after the department's Drug Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the Special Emergency Response Team, executed six search warrants after investigations.

The first warrant was executed in the 100 block of Cherrywood Circle, where police found a quantity of heroin and hypodermic needles. After the warrant was served, police arrested Karin Abrahamsen, 32 years old, who resided there. Abrahamsen was charged with distribution of heroin, possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession of heroin, and possession of suboxone. She was released on criminal summons with a pending court date, Sgt. Henry Drew said.

The second warrant was executed in the 100 block of Lancaster Avenue, Drew said.  During the search, police arrested Michelle Haynes, 25,  who resided there and Andrew Mazza, 26 of Brooklyn, N.Y. Police seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana during the search, Drew said. Both suspects were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of marijuana over 50 grams. Both were released on criminal summonses with a pending court date.

The Ocean County Prosecutors Office Special Operations Group, and the United States Postal Inspectors Office assisted with the investigation.

Police executed another warrant on the 100 block of Harding Drive, where heroin and suboxone were seized. As a result, police arrested Carrie Caso, 23, who resided at the location, and charged her with with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and possession of heroin, said Drew. In addition, he said, $450 of United States currency was seized. Caso was released on a criminal summons with a pending court date.

A search warrant executed on the 100 block of Rita Court yielded over 100 bags of heroin, a quantity of oxycodone and $400. Police arrested Zachary Rosenfelt, 24, during the search, and charged him with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, and possession of heroin. Rosenfelt was released on a criminal summons with a pending court date.

Another 24-year-old township man was arrested during a search of a home on the 100 block of Kitty Court. Karon Reid, who resided at the residence, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of cocaine after police found a quantity of the drug along with $2,500, Drew said. Reid was released on a criminal summons with a pending court date.

Finally, a warrant executed in the 500 block of Whitethorn Court resulted in the arrest of two township residents. In their search, police found a quantity of marijuana and $650, Drew said. Ke Wang, 20, who resided at the residence, and Thomas Moriarty, 21, of Bay Oak Drive in Brick, were both arrested. Wang was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and possession of marijuana. Moriarty was charged with possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both men were released on criminal summonses with pending court dates.

The department's SERT team handled all of the entries and tactical operations during the execution of these warrants, Drew said.
2 hearts June 12, 2014 at 07:29 PM
I was 'preaching' about the evils of alcohol because so many of you are quick to judge 'drug' use when alcohol is a 'drug' but you fail to acknowledge that. If you think I see nothing wrong with heroin, you're totally incorrect. My career is to help these lost souls to find an answer, a solution to their issue; which, if they don't stop, will eventually kill them. Throwing them in jail will not help get to the root of the problem. Some have mental issues. What's jail going to do except waste tax dollars. No, I do not smoke cigarettes, cigars or anything else. I didn't mention that because it's shoved down our throats of how bad smoking is. Knowledge about alcohol is not. Like I said, people forget it is considered a drug. It leads to a person being an alcoholic, hence AA meetings. One last thing, (because I will not be writing on this subject again) I too, applaud the officers for their efforts but jail & ridiculing does not work. Getting to the real reason a person, whether it be somebody who lives in a box on the curb or a CEO of a multi million $$ company uses in the first place & giving them the tools not to use but to live a healthy, productive life is the key.
love June 12, 2014 at 07:56 PM
drinking alcohol is just as bad as those bad drugs.. the truth. my girlfriends boyfriend was a cop up north and shot himself and killed himself because he was hook on booze.. so bad she had to leave him
Resident June 13, 2014 at 07:17 AM
2hearts, your throwing them in jail doesn't work schtick is way off base for the topic at hand. Your belief might be right for the addict, but we are talking the DEALERS in this article, not the addicted users. Apples and oranges.
kate white June 17, 2014 at 09:09 PM
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The Chief June 18, 2014 at 08:31 PM
Screw the dealer...jail is the place for them......

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