Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr
Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)

Brick police arrested six people following an investigation into the use of a residential home to sell drugs, the department announced Wednesday.

The investigation dates back to Oct. 23, when officers executed a search warrant for a residence on Fairfield Avenue in Brick Township. The search warrant was a result of an investigation that began and was “aided by multiple concerned citizens who provided information regarding drug sales out of the residence,” said Sgt. Jim Kelly.

The search warrant yielded quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, Xanax, hypodermic syringes, heroin, Suboxone, marijuana, THC cartridges, steroids and assorted drug paraphernalia, according to police. Six people were arrested, all of them from Brick Township. Those arrested and charged were:

  • Anna Laux, 24, charged with Possession of Suboxone, Xanax, Heroin, Paraphernalia, and Loitering to Obtain a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Laux was released on a summons.
  • Joseph Dirosa, 33, was charged with Possession of Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana, Paraphernalia, a Hypodermic Syringe, and Loitering to Obtain a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Those charges were issued on a warrant and Dirosa was lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
  • Jennifer Littell, 30, was charged with Possession of Cocaine, Heroin, Paraphernalia, a Hypodermic Needle and Loitering to Obtain a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Those charges were issued on a warrant and Littell was lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
  • Edward Shaw, 46, was charged with Possession of Suboxone, Cocaine, Paraphernalia and Loitering to Obtain a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Shaw was released on a summons.
  • Ronald Corduan Jr., 34, was charged with Possession of Cocaine, Anabolic Steroids, Heroin, Paraphernalia and a Hypodermic Syringe, Maintaining a Nuisance, and Loitering to Obtain a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Corduan was released on a summons.
  • Craig Morris, 56, was arrested for contempt of court, processed and released on his own recognizance.

Members of the Brick Township Street Crimes Unit, along with members of the Patrol Division and Detective Bureau executed the search warrant.

No photos of the suspects were available.

“Chief James Riccio would like to thank the concerned citizens who provided information that resulted in our being able to bring the investigation to a successful conclusion,” said Kelly.