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Seaside Heights Raid Yields Drugs, Surveillance System

Local man charged with distributing cocaine

A Seaside Heights man is behind bars facing drug distribution charges, among others, after authorities raided his Porter Avenue apartment Friday.

Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group and members of the Seaside Heights Police Department obtained and executed a search warrant for a residence located at 138 Porter Avenue following an investigation into drug activity, Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford announced Monday.

Police seized a quantity of cocaine that was packaged into several individual bags, about $1,400 in cash and an expandable baton, the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

Authorities also found the residence was equipped with a video surveillance system which monitored persons arriving and departing.

As a result of the search, Alexander Contreras, 31, a resident of the apartment building, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of a weapon and maintaining a fortified structure.

Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson set bail for Contreras at $50,000 cash.

A check of jail records Monday showed Contreras was still being lodged at the Ocean County Jail.

The Ocean County Regional SWAT Team and the Ocean County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit assisted in the execution of the search warrant.

Rob October 22, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Nah, not in beautiful Seaside Heights.... What a shocker!
t law October 22, 2012 at 07:52 PM
so if i a non drug user or seller put cameras up to protect my family from a breakin because apparently the brick twp pd arnt doing anything about the break ins around here then ill get charged with maintaining a fortified structure? HAHAHA what a joke law enforcement is
TR Taxpayer 1234 October 22, 2012 at 09:27 PM
He was probably "The Situation's" dealer!
WMS826 October 22, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Where is the Hollowman to explain the fortified structure 2C law to all us lower people. Either way death penalty to all drug sellers will end this charade of "the war on drugs". We've spent enough money and time on it, electrocute a few of these scourges and we will have billions of dollars left to do other things with.
Jon October 22, 2012 at 11:36 PM
@T law. If you have surveillance cameras and your a non dealer your ok duh. He was SELLING DRUGS duh.. It becomes illegal when your doing something bad with the cameras. Read the article!!!!
t law October 23, 2012 at 03:51 AM
atrical was read duh! making a little social commentary duh its just another charge that will be dropped when the plead him down duh or the only one that will stick when the dismiss the more serious charges DUH!!!
Jon October 23, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Then don't make social commentary duh!!!
clamdigger October 23, 2012 at 10:53 AM
so much for the old saying "A man's home is his castle"
DebMT October 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Can someone please explain to me why, in Toms River, you have to pay $100 for a permit to install an alarm system and THEN a yearly fee to the town for having an active alarm system. Would they rather I call the police direct every time I see a strange car or person on my street?
Smot Revir October 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM
@ t law....if you are conducting an illegal enterprise in your home and it is "fortified", yes ,you can be charged. Where did you read in this story about non drug user or seller could be charged ?The joke is not law enforcement , the joke is ill informed people such as yourself ! So the next time you need a cop, call the joker, maybe he will help you !
take_the_power_back October 23, 2012 at 01:42 PM
"Justsayin": Is this true? Where can I verify this?
JMAR October 23, 2012 at 02:26 PM
People wouldnt sell drugs if our phoney drug war didnt make it so profitable. The system is broken and peopke who say dumb things like just kill them all and dont bother using their brain are a big part of the reason its stays that way.
DebMT October 23, 2012 at 04:22 PM
To take_the_power_back It is in the TR code and confirmed by the bill I just received from ADT!
jack Mehoff October 23, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Why not simply legalize drugs? Where in the constitution does it say that it is the role of government to save us from ourselves?
JR October 23, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Yes there is the $100 initial fee and then I think a $25 yearly fee to recoup the costs of false arm responses apparently it cost more money for a patrol car to leave the Dunkin donuts and 7-11 and drive so the tax $ we pay isn't enough $ for the township the alarm deters thieves and alerts the Fire Department guess they figured they can dip into our pockets on this and not make it look like a new tax.
johny9179 October 24, 2012 at 12:06 AM
are you that F@%#*$@ stupid?
jeff October 24, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Yes you do have to pay a one time permit for an alarm and also a yearly fee ( I pay $25) to an out of state billing company that TRPD hired to take care of their billing. I received a bill in the spring and I thought is was a scam because I wasn't notified by anyone that an outside billing company was handling this so I called the TRPD and after I left 3 messages they finally called and confirmed. They also told me they have received a lot of complaints because no one was notified.
DebMT October 24, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Hmmmm . . . so do they reimburse you the $25.00 if no false alarms?
jeff October 24, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Good question , I would guess no but I will find out.
barbara October 24, 2012 at 03:17 AM
all you cop-bashers would probably cry and run home to Mama in the first week of police academy training.
jeff October 24, 2012 at 01:49 PM
I would certainly not bash any officer, people need to understand Toms River has a population of 100,000 people and a police force of maybe only 170 officers, they can't be everywhere, especially on nuisance calls.
DebMT October 24, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I agree with you 100%, but maybe it's time to hire more police and not nickel and dime me to death.
Big Smiles October 26, 2012 at 07:28 AM
Fox a Aquarius man is smarter then the average man
Vlad Lprincp May 23, 2013 at 04:11 PM
How much a gram worth on seaside ? (trying to figure how much coke he had ) Ps.... I'm not from or live in nj

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