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Cops: Group Used Brick Properties to Stash, Distribute Drugs

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Matthew Davis
Matthew Davis

Two properties in Brick – a condominium and a trailer on the grounds of a Marina – were used to store and distribute drugs, prosecutors announced Thursday. 

Several local residents, including two from Brick, were charged after police searched several properties as part of a multi-agency investigation into drug distribution. 

During the course of the investigation detectives identified Mathew Davis, 24, of Lakewood, and Steven Stallworth, 29, of Asbury Park, as the distributors of quantities of heroin in the Ocean area. The investigation identified residences in Brick  and Manchester as being utilized by the pair to store and distribute the product, said Capt. Jack Sramaty of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. Detectives also identified a 2016 Jeep Cherokee as being utilized by Davis and Stallworth to “facilitate their drug distribution activities.”

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Detectives were able to obtain “no knock” search warrants for 112 Greenwood Loop Road, a condominium, and a trailer on the grounds of a marina located at 841 Route 70, both located in Brick, as well as a residence in Manchester – 2684 Spruce Drive. 

On Tuesday night, detectives from the Prosecutor’s Northern Enforcement Unit along with members of the Brick Township Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit, the Brick Township Police k-9 Unit, and the Brick Township Police S.E.R.T. Team searched the properties. Manchester police did the same. 

Steven Stallworth
Steven Stallworth

As a result of the investigation and the execution of the search warrants, police seized approximately 2,350 individual dosage units of heroin along with approximately $1500 in cash, Sramaty said. 

The following individuals were arrested and charged:

Mathew Davis, 24, of Lakewood, was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Heroin. Superior Court Judge Wendel E. Daniels set bail at $150,000 cash. Davis was subsequently lodged in the Ocean County Jail.

 Steven Stallworth, 29, of Asbury Park, was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Heroin. Daniels set bail on Stallworth at $150,000 cash. Stallworth was subsequently lodged in the Ocean County Jail.

Charles Novellano, 41, of Brick, was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute. Novellano was released on a summons pending a future court date. His photo was not available.

Daniel Alvarado, 47, of Brick, was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute. Alvarado was released on a summons pending a future court date. No photo was available.