Five Arrested In Connection With Alleged Central NJ Marijuana Ring

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Five people have been charged with participating in a marijuana distribution network following a series of arrests that resulted in the seizure of approximately 50 pounds of marijuana and more than $400,000 that had been raised in illegal drug sales, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Wednesday.

The five were arrested and charged on April 29 and April 30, during an investigation by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Gangs, Guns and Drugs Task Force.

During the investigation it was determined that the five defendants had allegedly been dealing in various quantities of marijuana at locations in central New Jersey.

Among those arrested and charged were Mehmet Killic, 25, Eric Geraghty, 24, and Crystal Lumley, 23, all of Hazlet. They were charged with first degree counts of possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.

Bail was set at $250,000 for Killic; $200,000 for Geraghty, and $175,000 for Lumley.

James Oh, 26, of Hamilton was charged with second degree charges of possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute. The amount of bail set in his case was not immediately available.

In addition, Jaewoo Masters, 22, of East Brunswick was charged with third degree possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute. He was released from custody after posting $25,000 bail.

Kaplan thanked members of the East Brunswick Police Department, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hazlet Police Department for their assistance in the investigation.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the five people charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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