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May 5 – After receiving a report of suspicious activity, police arrested Perth Amboy residents Hector Aran-Amador, 23, and Manuel Perez, 23, near the tunnel area that connects Stanford Street and New Brunswick Avenue. Amador was charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana, intent to distribute drugs, distributing drugs within 1,000 feet of the Richardson School, and resisting arrest. Judge George Boyd set bail at $35,000 with no 10 percent option. Perez was arrested for loitering in a public place to obtain drugs and was released on a summons pending a court date. Police Officer David Formeza was the investigating officer.
May 6 – After receiving a report of two suspicious men, possibly selling drugs in the parking lot of the Walgreen’s Pharmacy on the 500 block of Convery Boulevard, police arrested three people for allegedly obtaining prescription drugs fraudulently. Keansburg resident Shannon Christie, 22, was charged with conspiracy and attempting to obtain prescription drugs. Bail was set at $2,500 with no 10 percent option. Red Bank resident Patrick Magnotta, 23, was charged with forgery, possession of prescription drugs, forged prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000 with no 10 percent option. Middletown resident Timothy McGrath, 25, was charged with forged prescription and attempting to obtain prescription drugs with a forge prescription. Bail was set at $2,500 with no 10 percent option. The investigating police officer was Luis Perez. Police recovered a prescription for Roxicodone 30mg @ 90 count and 18 pills of Oxycodone 30mg.
May 8 at 6:50 p.m. – Detectives for the Special Investigations Bureau, along with Detective Bureau personnel, arrested Sean Brown, 37, at an apartment on the 1100 block of Convery Boulevard. He was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute within 1000 feet of the Woodbridge Vo-Tech High School, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of Warren Park, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of hollow point bullets, Certain persons not to possess a weapon, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a drug offense. Judge Allen Comba set bail at $200,000 with no 10 percent option. Police recovered 497 decks of heroin worth approximately $5,000, $10,783.00 in U.S. Currency, a .40 caliber Beretta Handgun, loaded with eight hollow point bullets, and a digital scale when they searched Brown, his apartment and his vehicle. The investigation was lead by Detectives Mohamed Mohamed and David Guzman.
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