The Toms River Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team seized a sizable haul over the course of the last week in three separate investigations while arresting three Ocean County residents.

William Needham, 34, of Manchester, Daniel Dornbierer, 42 of Forked River and Ricky Galloway, 60, of Lakewood have all been arrested and face charges for their specific crimes where combined police seized from them over 35 bricks (or 1760 waxfolds) of heroin, over 5 grams of cocaine, a 9mm handgun with hollow point bullets, a 40 caliber handgun and approximately $9500.00 in cash.

The TRPD SET team had been running a month long sting into heroin distribution in Toms River and neighboring Manchester Township.

Toms River Police first conducted a motor vehicle stop of a Ford F-350 pickup truck being operated by Needham  and executed a search warrant on the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of 850 wax folds of heroin (17 bricks) and $1,876.00 in U.S. currency.

Needham was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and 2nd degree possession with the intent to distribute heroin and his Ford F-350 was seized pending forfeiture.

The Manchester Township Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office Narcotics Strike Force assisted with the arrest of Needham who remains in jail pending a detainment hearing.

The TRPD Special Enforcement Team then conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 37 near Route 166 which led to the arrest of Dornbierer and the seizure of one bundle (10 wax folds) of heroin and a Polymer 80 9mm handgun with hollow point bullets.

This handgun was void of serial numbers and was untraceable.

Dornbierer was charged with possession of heroin and several weapons offenses.

The Toms River Police Department K-9 Unit assisted with this investigation.

Dornbierer was sent to Ocean County Jail pending a detainment hearing.

On the third day last week, the Special Enforcement Team concluded another month long investigation regarding heroin distribution by pulling over Galloway who was found to be in possession of approximately 250 wax folds of heroin and a small quantity of cocaine.

Galloway was found to be in possession of quantity of cash and a Smith and Wesson 40 caliber handgun.

A search was then conducted of Galloway’s residence where police found 650 wax folds of heroin and a larger amount of cash.

He was arrested and the total seizure was 18 bricks (900 wax folds) of heroin, 5 grams of cocaine, $7,608.00 in cash and the handgun.

Galloway was charged with several narcotics and weapons related offenses including 2nd degree possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and possession of a handgun during a narcotics offense and was sent to Ocean County Jail pending a detainment hearing.

"We appreciate the partnerships with all agencies involved in these, and other investigations. We’d like to thank all of the dedicated officers who are committed to keeping our community safe."

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