Authorities executed a search warrant on a Seaside Heights residence and a nearby trailer Monday, eventually seizing seven pounds of marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia, Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford said Tuesday.
A married couple, Vincent Craparotta III and Jenna R. Craparotta, both 30 and borough residents, were arrested and face drug charges.
Detectives from the prosecutor's Special Operations Group along with Seaside Heights police searched the home at 121 Webster Avenue, as well as a trailer on Hiering Avenue, a statement from the prosecutor's office said.
The search was the culmination of an investigation into drug activity.
Police seized approximately seven pounds of marijuana along with approximately $3,000 dollars in cash, the statement said, as well as drug paraphernalia.
Both of the suspects arrested resided in the home that was searched, the statement said.
Vincent Craparotta III was charged with possession of marijuana over five pounds, possession of marijuana over five pounds with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana over five pounds with intent to distribute while being within 500 feet of a public beach and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with possession of marijuana over fifty grams and possession of marijuana over one ounce but less than five pounds.
Total bail was set at $135,000 by Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson, Jr.
Vincent Craparotta remained lodged at the Ocean County Jail Tuesday, records showed.
Jenna Craparotta was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on a summons.