Detectives Bust “Drug Distribution Facility” in Toms River
TOMS RIVER — An Ocean County man has a comfortable seat in jail this morning after he was slapped with multiple narcotic distribution charges, according to a statement by Bradley Billhimer, Ocean County Prosecutor, said.
The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and Toms River Police have been investigating the distribution of narcotics in the Toms River area for the past couple of months, which led them to a home believed to be utilized to distribute quantities of cocaine and marijuana.
On Friday, November 21st, detectives executed a "no-knock" search warrant at the residence and found a heaping amount of drugs, cash, and paraphernalia.
Detectives determined the home to be a "drug distribution facility." They found 80 grams of cocaine, 216 grams of marijuana, 62 THC vape cartridges, $38,500 in cash, MDMA pills, and various drug paraphernalia — most with the intention of distribution.
Additionally, a high-tech security system was found inside of the drug den that was used to monitor traffic outside of the home to alert people inside of police approaching.
Robert Aparicio, 34, of Toms River was arrested inside of the home and charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Quantity of MDMA Pills, Maintain a Fortified Structure as a Distribution Facility, Financial Facilitation of Criminal Activity, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
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