There's no work like teamwork and three law enforcement agencies proved that while arresting eight people and seizing a loaded gun and a slew of drugs.

Together law enforcement confiscated a loaded 380 semi-automatic handgun, 650 wax folds of suspect heroin, quantities of suspect cocaine, MDMA/Molly and marijuana.

The investigation began in early June and concluded when police were conducting surveillance of a meeting between the arrested individuals on Thursday night at 160 Greenwood Loop in Brick Township.

When the drug deal or meeting was done, police executed a search warrant of the residence and conducted four motor vehicle stops across Ocean County leading to the eight arrests of people from four OC towns.

The cooperative drug investigation was run by the  Brick Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group and Toms River Police Department.

Police are still looking into the possession of the weapon to determine future charges.

Here are the Ocean County residents arrested following the drug sting:

  • JAHQUEL STEVEN ARCHER, 23, of 539 West Commodore Dr., Jackson, NJ, is charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance three (3) counts (heroin, cocaine and Molly), Possession w/ intent to distribute same 3 counts.  Lodged in Ocean County Jail.
  • DENNIS JOSEPH ADAMETZ, 36, of 156 Arnold Dr., Manchester, NJ, is held on traffic warrants out of Toms River, Manchester and Wall.  Lodged in Ocean County Jail. 
  • DAVON DENNIS CARRASQUILLO, 20, of 8 Berkshire Court, Brick, NJ, is held on criminal and traffic warrants out of Toms River and Lacey. Lodged in Ocean County Jail.
  • JOHN RIVERA, 36, of 160 Greenwood Loop, Brick, NJ, is charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Processed and released.
  • JANINE STEFANELLI, 35, of 43 Edinburgh Drive, Toms River, NJ, is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substance three (3) counts.  Processed and released.
  • JOSEPH SPAMPONATO, 43, of 5 Broderick Drive, Jackson, NJ, is charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance, Title 39 summons CDS in motor vehicle and improper lane change.  Processed and released.
  • RYAN MURRIN, 26, of 63 Atlantic Drive, Brick, NJ, is charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (heroin and cocaine), Possession of Marijuana under 50 Grams, Possession Intent to Distribute, Title 39 summons CDS in motor vehicle and driving while suspended.  Processed and released.
  • JONATHAN LAGROU, 30, of 350 Kettle Creek Road, Toms River, NJ, is charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (heroin). Processed and released.

The public is reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations and that these defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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