Brick Police Seize Drugs, Stun Gun; Three Residents Charged

Two month investigation led to arrest; 400 pain pills, assorted drugs and a stun gun seized

A two month-long investigation by the Brick Township Police Department's Drug Enforcement Unit culminated in the arrest of three township residents after a search warrant yielded quantities of several illicit drugs, including 400 prescription pain pills, police said.

Police searched the home at 735 Old Burnt Tavern Road Feb. 20, said Sgt. Henry J. Drew.

"The investigation focused on the distribution of prescription painkillers that was occurring in Brick Township," said Drew, in a statement.

The search yielded 400 "assorted pills" which included oxycodone, Soma, morphine, Methadone and suboxone, Drew said. In addition, a quantity of cocaine and marijuana were seized, along with $1,100 in cash, as well as a stun gun.

Sal Sanzo, 32, who lived in the house, was charged with  five counts of drug possession, possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute, possession of a stun gun, possession of a unlawful weapon, possession of a weapon for a unlawful purpose and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police charged another resident of the house, Carissa Elmiger, 27, with possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute, possession of oxycodone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A third suspect, Daniel Mooney, 32, of Brick, turned himself in at Brick Police headquarters Feb. 22, Drew said. Mooney was charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All three suspects were released on summonses pending their appearances in court, Drew said.

none of yobusiness February 26, 2013 at 01:42 AM
CPOtom I was with you until you brought in the parents. These are not children, they are adults. I have know many families that had kids on drugs along with children that were outstanding.
mike mc February 26, 2013 at 02:10 AM
CPOTom February 26, 2013 at 02:15 AM
I stand corrected.
jenny February 26, 2013 at 03:24 AM
Seriously....how do they book them and let them out?
The Voice Of Justice February 26, 2013 at 04:36 AM
just like to share that the cost of housing an inmate for a year on average is $30,000 tax dollars we spend on average $12,000 per public school student... those are some staggering numbers.
Rachel February 26, 2013 at 04:54 AM
Well atleast our drug force is doing something... They need to go get that man selling drugs and setting other people up in Cherry Quay now!
Mare February 26, 2013 at 11:39 AM
Brick Resident, are you sure that man seeming to deal and setting people up isn't an undercover police officer? They have to look real in order to be taken seriously by the drug dealers. Just a suggestion.
Brickresident February 26, 2013 at 11:56 AM
sounds like its his job to set people up. why get him? he is doing his job,
Mare February 26, 2013 at 12:12 PM
You missed my point completely.
oh.no.not.again February 26, 2013 at 12:14 PM
Hopefully the drug dealer on Roosevelt Drive will be next !!
DennyD February 26, 2013 at 12:22 PM
Drop a dime
WMS826 February 26, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Keep going boys, forward progress..
Betty Ann February 26, 2013 at 01:16 PM
@LG. I couldnt agree with u more. Brick PD has always done a great job. We have so much going on at the northwestern part of town as well as the barrier island. I cannot thank them enough for their efforts
Dark Angel February 26, 2013 at 04:32 PM
@ mare and brick resident. No, not undercover But INFORMANT!!! Difference?? Informant can still use and sell drugs as long as his "info is good". Same person resident???
Dark Angel February 26, 2013 at 04:35 PM
The reality is WE need to band together as a community and let drug sellers and buyers know " not in our neighborhood or town". They need to go one town over and keep the business there Not Here!!
Mare February 26, 2013 at 04:39 PM
I honestly don't know who this person is, you may have more information. The fact that the person is involved, but not arrested means they are working with/for the police in some manner. They must know who this person is if they are on top of things all around him/her, yet they are never arrested.
Mare February 26, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Thanks for the info.
Brickresident February 26, 2013 at 05:09 PM
This war on drugs is a joke like the gun talks. No matter how much money is put into The war on drugs, its never going to end. Just bc they got 4 people off the street doesnt mean 4 new people picked up where they left off. Sure as hell dont need hard drugs on the street thats for sure, but i dont ever see it ending. We could spend money else where, let drug users get help from family and such. We spend enough money with people in jail for such crimes. When we got people killing that get less time.
Arlen February 26, 2013 at 05:41 PM
Now let's put on our logical hats here folks. We as citizens can run up and down our streets trying to stop this in our neighborhoods, but look at the article, they were released with a summons? So a jay walking ticket is the same as selling 400 RX pills to kids? The change has to come from the top!! Informants need to follow the same rules as we do!
Mare February 26, 2013 at 08:12 PM
BrickResident, somneone else said he may be an informant, then they would allow him to keep going in order to catch the others. I don't understand their thinking, it's like setting them up, but I guess they do it. Those comments disappeared, maybe mine will too! lol
Mare February 26, 2013 at 08:13 PM
I just got what you are saying. Yes I agee, they must not, I couldn never understand that thinking. So many could be hurt to trap the few bad.
Rachel February 26, 2013 at 09:12 PM
Lol Mare I guess they didnt like what I had to say... but yea he is an informant thats why he gets away with it i dont understand their thinking either. Its sad
lala February 27, 2013 at 03:50 AM
Jahaha brick resident i know who ur talking about.. I love reading these comments
J.JONES March 02, 2013 at 04:22 AM
watchen-u-to March 03, 2013 at 03:39 PM
ha! Ha!
watchen-u-to March 03, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Ha! Ha!
sammi snave March 05, 2013 at 12:39 PM
That girl is extremely troubled. She needs a psych eval & rehab for a really long time.
sandi sortino April 10, 2013 at 08:37 PM
@ jerzymom many people get little punishment when they rat out others. Even those charged with serious burglary offenses. Most people that burglarize do so in order to pay for their drug habbit. SAD BUT TRUE. Do you know anything about that? You seem to have commented on a previous post involving a burglary. That incident also involved a serious drug addict that decided to steal from the elderly in Holiday City to support his addiction. I read the posts from his wife and daughter. You claim to know him very well, yet you didn't know he was married. Hmmmmmm.
sandi sortino April 11, 2013 at 04:16 PM
How do they book burglers and let them out?????? Especially when there is obviously enough evidence to convict!
sandi sortino April 11, 2013 at 04:18 PM
They are all pathetic! They don't know how to live a normal life free of drugs.


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