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Brick Condo Among Several Raided in Drug Investigation That Netted 18 Arrests

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Suspects arrested in 'Operation MVP' by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. (Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
Suspects arrested in ‘Operation MVP’ by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. (Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office)

A Brick Township condominium was the target of a raid along with numerous other residences in local towns as part of a massive, multi-jurisdictional drug bust known as “Operation MVP.”

The operation, which came after an earlier series of raids focused on heroin, resulted in 18 people, including a Brick resident, charged with various drug offenses, including drug distribution.

In Brick, a search warrant was executed at 452 Lonna Court in the Evergreen Woods development, resulting in the arrest of Kashawn Cotte, who was charged with possession of heroin, possession of over one half ounce of heroin with intent to distribute, conspiracy to distribute heroin and distribution of over one half ounce of heroin.

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The investigation also included a raid on a residence on Cedar Bridge Avenue in Lakewood. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service along with members of the prosecutor’s office’s Special Operations Group, the Toms River Police Department and the Lakewood Township Police Department executed the search warrant at 208 Cedar Bridge Avenue, Apartment A, the residence of Nyshawne “Chub and Harlem” Sutton.

Sutton was charged with possession of Heroin, possession of over one half ounce of heroin with intent to distribute, conspiracy to distribute heroin and distribution of over one half ounce of heroin.

In all, authorities searched nine residences, yielding 8,000 dosages of heroin, quantities of prescription pills, cocaine and marijuana, an AR-15 assault rifle, a Ruger semi-automatic pistol and approximately $40,000 in cash, said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the prosecutor’s office.

Raids were conducted at:

  • 300 Waverly Ave Apartment 29, Neptune Township.
  • 214 Cedarbridge Avenue Apartment A, Lakewood.
  • 220 Cedarbridge Avenue ApartmentB, Lakewood.
  • 131 East 7th Street, Lakewood.
  • 11 Albany Avenue, Jackson.
  • 452 Lonna Court Brick.
  • 195 Alder Street, Lakewood.
  • 1321 Stark Street Lakewood.
  • 504 Massachusetts Avenue, Lakewood.

Arrested were:

Melvin Vankpana, 23, Bail $300,000 Cash Only

Charged with Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network, Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin.

Luis Rodriguez, 26, Bail $150,000 No 10 Percent

Charged with Possession of Heroin and Cocaine, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin and Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin and Cocaine

Quaoirah Vaughn/Rodriguez,23, Released on a Summons

Charged with Possession of Heroin, Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Nyshawne Sutton, 35, Bail $150,000 Cash Only

Charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin.

Marcus Jones, 40, Bail $150,000 No 10%

Charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin.

Tarell Jones, 26, Bail $150,000 No 10%

Charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin.

Mathew Green, 27, Bail $200,000 No 10%

Charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin.

Timothy Moore, 20, Released on a Summons

Charged with Possession of Heroin and Marijuana.

Kashawn Cotte, 24, Bail $100,000 No 10%

Charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin.

Jerron Evans, 33, Bail $200,000 Cash Only

Charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin, Possession of a firearm during a CDS Offense and Certain Persons not to Possess a Firearm..

William Davis, 20, Bail $100,000 Cash Only

Charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin and Possession of a firearm during a CDS Offense.

Samora Burgess, 28, Bail $750,000 No 10 %

Charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin, Possession of a firearm during a CDS Offense.

Candido Jackson, 28, Bail $150,000 No 10%

Charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin.

Yahnie Patterson, 28, Bail $150,000 Cash Only

Currently Incarcerated in the Monmouth County Jail

Charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin.

Nakayla Adams, 25, Bail $75,000 No 10%

Charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin.

Aniya Lynn, 25, Bail $100,000 No 10%

Charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin.

Erika Ortiz, 24, Bail $100,000 No 10%

Charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin.

Altariq Montgomery, 22, Released on a Summons

11 Albany Avenue, Jackson NJ (Home Address)

Charged with Possession of CDS (Percocet).

There are also numerous  suspects still at large, police said, including:

  • Jameer Jones, 22, of 1321 Stark Street, Lakewood, Bail $150,000 cash only wanted for Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin.
  • Dasean Donaldson, 20, of 15 Sylvan Court Lakewood, Bail $100,000 no 10 % wanted for Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin.
  • Dajun Morris, 23, of 1313 Marshall Street, Lakewood, Bail $100,000 no 10 % wanted for Possession of Heroin, Possession of over one half ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Distribution of over one half ounce of Heroin.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individuals are being asked to contact the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Operations Group at 732-341-6150 or 732-929-2027.

“This investigation is continuing and additional arrests are forthcoming,” the statement from the prosecutor’s office said.


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  • Mark Story Jenks

    Interesting names.

  • Frank Rizzo

    Any one wish to take up a collection to help JW’s relatives get out of jail and continue to keep killing our young with their poison

    • J W

      More racist drivel from our resident Klan boss.

      • VoodooMP

        How in the world can you misconstrue that as “racist”? That’s the problem today, the ones constantly crying racism are the true racists!

      • J W

        No, racist bullies like our resident white supremacist Frank Rizzo are the problem, not people trying to eradicate racism from the world. YOU are part of the problem. If you aren’t part of the solution, you are part of the problem. As for Frank, you realize that you are taking sides with an actual, honest to god neo-segragationist? Read his post history (unless he’s made it private again.)

      • VoodooMP

        I beg to differ. I was simply commenting on his comment. Regardless of his beliefs, nowhere in his comment about this article does he mention race, color, or creed. YOU sir made that about race. I haven’t seen any of his past comments. I read this and saw yours and it stood out. You should take a look in the mirror as the issue of race will never go away as long as racist continue to bring it up when it doesn’t exist.

      • J W

        No, he makes it about race. Look at my profile pic. Guess what? I’m black. Read the rest of the story above. Do you really think all my extended family just went to jail? Even my dad doesn’t have a big enough extended family to bother organizing a reunion. But you know what, that’s the price of being black in this country- no matter what, we’re always just criminals in your eyes. Stop slandering us. This country is so damn racist and you people want to keep it that way. Just stop and admit it.

      • VoodooMP

        The sad thing here is that you assumed that I’m white….and that my friend makes you the racist. Like I said….racism will never go away as long as people continue to bring it up when it’s not there. I’ve learned that crying “woes me” is the wrong answer. That act makes it worse.

      • J W

        And why don’t you believe someone when they tell you that someone you rush to defend without knowing is an overt, open and proud member of a terrorist organization? That’s what Frank and KKK are- terrorists

      • VoodooMP

        I never said that I didn’t believe you. I just said based on your response to his post, you appear to be the racist one.

      • J W

        I called a racist bully a racist, and I’m racist? Gimme a break dude. If people like you just give a pass to these psychopaths, racism will always exist because cowards like you refuse to challenge it, shame them and invalidate them in the plain open light of society. I can tell you ain’t black based on your response. Nobody that’s been threatened with lynching and endless racial abuse responds to racists like that. And if you are, you’re the biggest Uncle Tom of all time.

    • Smokin

      Don’t help no one keep them off the streets for as long as possible ..

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  • Smokin

    Great job…find more and get them off the streets ..
    There’s more lots more …but thank you. Brick Police ..

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  • VoodooMP

    I’m shocked. They look like a fine bunch of upstanding citizens. SMH Good job locking them up, now throw away the key. Scumbags!

  • stephen

    thank you law enforcement, great job getting the poison and people responsible off the streets.