Police in Manchester arrested 13 suspects, including a Brick woman, during a drug sting that was prompted following tips from the public on local drug activity.
The department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team’s enforcement and interdiction detail began after the team received several complaints of suspected drug-related activity in three neighborhoods. Over the course of several weeks, surveillance details were established throughout the Surf & Stream Campground, as well as in the Cedar Glen West and Pine Ridge South retirement communities.
Among the 13 Ocean County residents charged was Tiffany Dannecker, 29, of Brick, said Capt. Todd Malland.
Also charged were Ashton Alexander, 37 of Lakewood, Kimberly Burke, 33, of Jackson, Aliyah Fonseca, 31, of Manchester, Silvano Francis, 32, of Jackson, Nicholas Jandik, 37, of Manahawkin, Darlene Ott, 49, of Bayville,Lori Simone, 56, of Manchester, and Lindsey Stecz, 29, of Bayville.
A total of 25 criminal charges were issued, ranging from possession of drug paraphernalia to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. All parties were released on summonses or posted bail on any outstanding warrants.
Approximately 36 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of $3,300 was seized, along with various prescription pills, a quantity of marijuana, numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia, and a 2005 Nissan Altima, which is currently pending forfeiture.